An American Childhood - Study Guide Part One: Page 39 through 69 Summary & Analysis

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Dillard recalls the adventures she had as a child. Once, she found an old coin in an alleyway by her house and her father told her that the older a coin is, the more value it has. Inspired by this, she began digging around more and more everyday, thinking that the deeper she dug, the older and hence more valuable coin she would find. She never did find another coin, but cherished the excitement of the treasure hunt nonetheless.

As Anne grew older, she began traveling further and further from home. Her father had forbidden her from going to a place called Frick Park—bums lived there, he said—but her mother allowed her to go if she kept it a secret. Anne made the journey there several times to watch people play games. She would be...

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