Great Short Works - Book 1, The Short Stories : Chapter 9, A Gentle Spirit Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, The Short Stories : Chapter 9, A Gentle Spirit Summary

This story is dated 1876. There are 6 sections to Part 1 of this story. First is 'Who I was and who she was.' Here, the main character is a grown man. He runs a pawn shop. He begins to describe how a teenage girl began to turn up in the shop. He writes that at first, he made no special distinction between her and anyone else who came there. She only had cheap things to exchange, but soon enough it became clear to him that what she was parting from she felt was precious. He writes that he then began to 'test her.' He did this intentionally and he succeeded in upsetting her. He learned more about her this way and at times offered helpful advice, but always with...

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