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A Gathering of Days Setting & Symbolism

Joan W. Blos
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Objects/Places

Buttery

Someone steals the pies from this storeroom at the Shipman homestead.

Writing Tablet

Teacher Holt allows Catherine to take home her tablet to show her father. She misplaces it on the way home and finds it 2 days later under the stone that they begin to call "the phantom's stone." It has a new inscription in it.

Quilt

Made from various articles of clothing in Catherine's family, Catherine wraps up some food in it and leaves it at the phantom's stone for the phantom to keep warm.

Sausages and Apples

These are the food items that Catherine and Cassie wrapped inside the quilt to give to the phantom.

Phantom's Stone

Near Piper's Woods, this stone designates the meeting place for Asa, Catherine, Cassie, and the phantom.

Shipman Home

This is the gathering place for the Thanksgiving meal and the home of Cassie, Asa, Willie, David, and the Shipman...

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