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Chapter 5. For the moment, Granny and Aunt Addie have given up on Richard. They are cold and hostile, but at least they leave him pretty much alone. His mother has recovered somewhat and encourages Richard to study hard at the Jim Hill public school that he is allowed to attend. He has had only one year of continuous schooling, and the next four years will be his only opportunity for formal study. Even with his lack of continuous schooling he is assigned to the fifth grade, and within two weeks is moved to the sixth grade. Most of the boys in his class work, and Richard desperately wants to as well, but his grandmother will not allow him to work on Saturday, the Sabbath. He begs and pleads, offering to give Granny most of his earnings, but she is adamant that he will not work on Saturday...

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