A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana - The Social Gospel, The Letter Summary & Analysis

Haven Kimmel
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In "The Social Gospel," Zippy decides to ask Sissy, a little Holiness convert, how to be a better Christian because she never gets the fruits of the spirit. Sissy advises her to do good deeds on a daily basis because God is always watching. Zippy attempts to mow the lawn for an elderly woman, but is rejected. She also tries to bring some cookie pans over to her sister-in-law, but ends up getting in an accident along the way and needs rescuing herself. Finally, although not apparent to Zippy at the time, she helps another by protecting Rose from the "private lessons" offered by Mr. Sewell, the music teacher who comes once a week. Rose is clearly frightened by what goes on during those sessions and Zippy insists on chaperoning from there on out. She tells Sissy...

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