At the Edge of the Orchard - Part 6: “California, 1856,” pages 250-290 Summary & Analysis

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Molly seems to settle into the hotel at Murphys. She takes over the room they share and has someone build a cradle for Jimmy. Robert does not know what to do. He has to return to San Francisco with his collections, but cannot imagine Molly and two babies in Mrs. Bienenstock's boarding house. When Robert gets a letter from William Lobb, he tells Molly he has to return to San Francisco. He is surprised that she is excited about the trip. She says that she cannot allow him to go to San Francisco without them because William will keep him too busy to come back to Murphys. Robert says he needs to leave the following day. Molly immediately sets to work and soon has everything packed and ready to travel.

The next day, they load the wagon. Nancy gets dressed and...

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