An American Childhood - Part 2: Pages 126 through 155 Summary & Analysis

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In her attic bedroom, where she spent time working on all her hobbies, Anne started doing detective work. She, and sometimes her friend Pin, would go out and take notes on any kind of suspicious activity. Lacking a photographic memory, she tried her best to remember the faces of "suspects" by memorizing various sentences describing their faces. Unfortunately, she found out that these sentences were not remotely capable of drawing before her mind an exact face. They allowed various ways of interpretation, perhaps implying the gap that is necessarily created between the author of a text and the reader of a text.

Anne and her sister went to a Presbyterian Bible camp every year for a few months. Between this and Sunday school, Anne absorbed many quotes from the Bible and became enthralled with their lyricism. She repeated them over and...

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