Graven Images - Saint Crispin's Follower - Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Saint Crispin's Follower - Chapters 1-3 Summary

Chapter 1:

The reader is introduced to Mr. Solomon Quince, a master shoemaker. Working along with Mr. Quince in the workshop is his fledgling apprentice Nicholas. Mr. Quince stands in the doorway and looks out over the city of Charleston, South Carolina. The night is filled with stars. However Mr. Quince, who is in love with his craft of shoemaking, does not see the stars or the constellations. Instead he sees shapes of many different kinds of shoes including jackboots and brocade slippers. Quince also sees the tools of his trade, gluepots, pliers, mallets, and lasts. Quince tells Nicholas that shoemaking is a noble calling and that if the boy could only stop daydreaming the craft would serve him well. Quince says that Nicholas will have to be alert and focused, as alert as...

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