Bettyville - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

George Hodgman
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George recalls springtime in Missouri and George gives visual descriptions of how lovely the land is during this time of year and how the women pick flowers and hang out laundry at the first breath of fresh air after a long winter. Through the years, many tornadoes also touched down in the area and George notes that Betty never seem fazed by them. People dying and destruction were all a part of life to her.

George recalls the story of his mother's grandmother, Anna Callison, who, at the age of 85, took a train trip from Missouri to Virginia to view the excavated bones of Traveller, General Robert E. Lee's horse during the Civil War. As a girl, Anna, had given a drink of water to Traveller during the war and the trip back to Virginia was so that she could relive the memories she...

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