Belle Prater's Boy - Chapter Three and Chapter Four Summary & Analysis

Ruth White
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Chapter Three and Chapter Four Summary

In chapter three, Woodrow returns from a shopping trip with Grandpa, elated with all the nice, new things he has been given. He excitedly shows Gypsy new comic books and clothing, and the two read aloud to one another, laughing. After lunch, Gypsy takes Woodrow for his first haircut. He admits that previously, his father would just hold a bowl on his head and cut around it. The two walk down Residence Street, smelling the lilacs and fruit trees of the beautiful neighboring homes. At Akers's Barbershop, Clint Akers, Jake Stiltner, Easu Ward, and Clarance Sparks are sitting around, joking together, when the two walk in, but as soon as Woodrow is introduced, conversation turns to the disappearance of his mother. When Esau asks if Woodrow has heard from Belle, she chastises him, and the...

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