Civil Peace - Paragraph 42 (Page 4) Summary & Analysis

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Paragraph 42 (Page 4) Summary

Morning arrives and neighbors assemble to review the results of the night's unfortunate disturbance. They discover Jonathan already up and about, readying his bicycle for another trip to fetch wine and water. Maria is already sweating over an open fire, cooking breakfast items for sale. Jonathan's oldest son is cleaning bottles and preparing for the day's sale of watered wine. Everything appears calm and normal.

Paragraph 42 (Page 4) Analysis

Like many of the paragraphs in the story, this paragraph marks another radical transition. Jonathan returns to the life he experienced when he first returned to Enugu, working at small jobs to earn what he can, using his bicycle to perform transportation jobs beyond the easy ability of most. Maria is similarly dedicated to using her skills and available resources to better the family. The parents' example is obviously having a positive effect on their oldest boy...

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