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Angle of Repose Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 5 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 5 Summary

Oliver Ward returns home one day with the news that a piece of mine machinery that he re-designed has been accepted by his boss and he has received a $300 raise. Susan gently berates Oliver for not demanding a bigger raise or getting a patent on the device, which mystifies him. As she is writing a letter to Thomas Hudson explaining that her first stories and illustrations from California will likely be published in The Atlantic Monthly instead of Scribner's, Susan goes into labor .The local doctor comes to stay with her until their first child, Oliver Burling Ward, is born. The narrator obtrudes at the end of this chapter to dispel the myth that the Old West was an unremittingly crude and harsh environment. He points to the many ways that Susan Ward was appreciated as a lady of refinement and education in New Almaden...

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