A Virtuous Woman - Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5-6 Summary

The first time Jack sees Ruby, she is standing in the Hoover's front yard under a tree. Jack is moving manure to the garden that day, doing his part to help in the wedding preparations as he is a tenant farmer, who works a piece of land on the Hoover's farm. Jack walks up to Ruby and starts talking to her, mentioning how she should not be smoking like she is. Ruby stands up to Jack, something that makes her special in his eyes.

The first day Ruby works for the Hoover's, Mrs. Hoover tries to get Tiny Fran to help her, but is unsuccessful. Ruby does not mind. Tiny Fran is loud and unpleasant, so Ruby would rather work alone anyway. Ruby does not know much about cleaning, since she was never expected to do it before but catches on quickly. After an exhausting...

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