Across Five Aprils - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

As Matt prepares to travel to thank Dave Burdow, he has a heart attack. Surviving, he relinquishes charge of the farm to Jethro, the only remaining able-bodied male in the family.

Jethro matures as he takes care of both his and John's farms. Jenny helps Jethro in the fields after her house chores are done. Although Jethro is handling all that needs to be done and partakes in adult conversations of the war, he learns a hard lesson of letting go when Shadrach sends a letter to Jenny - the first of which she does not share with him. Every letter thus far has been shared openly, but this particular one is filled with personal information between two people in love. As Jethro takes it very personally, Nancy counsels Jethro about affairs of the heart and respect of personal privacy between the two people in a relationship...

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