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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel - Part 3 Summary & Analysis

Jeannette Walls
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In Part 3, "Promises," Lily got her teacher's certificate. The test was easier than Lily had expected and her education paid off once again. While Adam was not happy that Lily would be away from the ranch, he had no valid argument to keep her there.

For the next four years, Lily traveled from town to town, teaching children of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, and abilities. Lily loved her job. The superintendent was rarely at the school, leaving Lily to teach how she wanted. Lily learned that every child could be taught, it simply took a while to learn the trick of teaching those that do not learn in a conventional manner. Lily was a strict teacher but the students and parents liked her.

When the war ended, Lily's job ended. The women whose husbands went off to war were being laid off from the factories and wanted...

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