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The Education of Little Tree Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 16, "Church-Going" Summary

Asa Earl Carter
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Chapter 16, "Church-Going" Summary

Granpa doesn't trust priests, thinking they don't have a realistic perspective on honest, hard work. The community is scattered in the mountain area. It is also small. So the only church services various faiths, including Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians. There is also a stubborn man from the Church of Christ who has opinions that make others in the congregation pretty angry. As well, there is a rich Episcopalian family that gets preferential treatment, as they give a whole dollar at collection time. The priest opens their door for them and they sit in the front pew. He complains a lot about the Pharisees, or separates, often looking and pointing toward Little Tree and his grandparents during these sermons. This always makes Granpa mad, as he's never known any Pharisees. The preacher also rants about the Philistines, which Granpa doesn't understand. After all, why rile up...

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