The Dollmaker - Chapters 20, 21, 22 and 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 20, 21, 22 and 23 Summary

These chapters introduce and develop a second mini-plot, driven by the growing discontent and eventual departure of Gertie's oldest son, Reuben.

Chapter 20 - Sophronie and Whit ask Gertie to watch her sons when she brings them home from having their tonsils out, saying the doctor performing the operation won't hear of them going to the hospital because he won't make as much money. Gertie agrees, and later in the day when the Meanwells return, sits with them and carves in spite of interruptions from Maggie, who is selling lottery tickets, and Mrs. Anderson, who asks for Gertie's help in cleaning her husband's white shirts - Mr. Anderson, it seems has taken to wearing white shirts like his boss. She offers to pay Gertie, and Gertie, who knows Clovis would be angry if she started taking in money to do other people's...

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