Cross Creek - The Widow Slater and Catching One Young Summary & Analysis

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The Widow Slater and Catching One Young Summary

"The Window Slater": The Widow Slater is a strong-willed, eccentric woman, obsessed with God's will. She once threatened a public nurse with a gun for trying to inoculate her children. Rawlings agrees that there is an intelligent force much wiser than humans but disagrees with the widow's decision about the shots.

The Widow Slater, who feels God knows best about everything, is ill with an untreated tumor, and some of her children suffer from physical maladies. Rawlings hires her to do laundry. She is a very positive woman, helpful with hard chores, generous and playful. Her daughter Alvah, who washes Rawlings dishes, saves up to buy a wind chime for Rawlings for Christmas. Slater's crippled son Rodney, is able to foretell the weather and keeps wild animals as pets. Rawlings may...

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