The Education of Little Tree - Chapter 17, "Mr. Wine" Summary & Analysis

Asa Earl Carter
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Chapter 17, "Mr. Wine" Summary

Mr. Wine is an old Jewish back peddler who lives at the settlement. He visits Little Tree's grandparents once a month. Mr. Wine also works on clocks. In the evening, Granma lights a lamp while Mr. Wine opens his clocks on the kitchen table to repair them. Mr. Wine always shows up with something in his pocket, but has a terrible memory about it. Little Tree helps retrieve his memory and Mr. Wine thanks him for ridding him of fruit he forgot was in his pocket. He also keeps forgetting where his glasses are, until Little Tree points out they're on his head. Mr. Wine teaches Little Tree how to tell time and work out math problems. He tells Little Tree he's getting a good education because most children his age don't know anything about Macbeth or Napoleon. Mr. Wine then gives Little...

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