Caddie Woodlawn - Chapter 5-6 Summary & Analysis

Carol Ryrie Brink
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Edmund’s visit comes to a close, and he makes a startling proposition: he would like to take Nero to St. Louis to be trained as a bird dog, and return him next year. Although Harriet is resistant — along with Caddie and the rest of the children — she eventually agrees to Edmund’s proposition. Edmund leaves, and the children are regretful, but not for long, as autumn chores are distracting, to say the least. Cranberry picking through the dangerous bogs takes so much of their time Warren complains, “I'm getting dents in my thumb and finger, picking so many cranberries.” Harriet’s turkeys are also ready for market, and she has more and better birds than ever before. But the war has sapped everyone’s resources, and no one can afford to pay her even what it cost to raise them. Rather than sell them at a loss, she brings...

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