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Cold Mountain Chapter Summary & Analysis - "Verbs, All of Them Tiring" Summary

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"Verbs, All of Them Tiring" Summary

Ruby moves to the Black Cove to teach Ada how to run a farm. They eat together, but Ruby prefers to live in the old cabin. Ruby prioritizes tasks, which Ada takes down in her journal. Ruby wants to grind meal to save on miller's fees, get some guineas for their eggs but also to serve as watchdogs and clear bugs. Pigs provide far more than two hams. The apple orchards are thick with fruit, and if they can press them into cider, it will bring more in trade than the apples. The tobacco crop is good, and can plugs will barter well. Ada does not understand a non-monetary system, and Ruby distrusts money, even before inflation robbed it of value. Ruby allows Ada to decide which unnecessary luxury to sell: her piano or her cabriolet. The...

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