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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel - Study Guide Part 7 Summary & Analysis

Jeannette Walls
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Part 7, "The Garden of Eden," began with Lily going back to teaching once more. She told the children not to make friends with other school kids because she wanted to discourage any type of favoritism. Making friends at home was a different story.

The kids love to hike, ride horses, and race trains. They were the rough and tumble kind. One day Lily and Rosemary were out in the car and got stuck in the mud. Rosemary is impressed when Lily caught a wild half broke mare. They rode home. Rosemary wanted to keep the mare but Lily says it has to be set free.

Lily and Jim decided to send the kids to boarding school. Both kids hated it. Little Jim ran away as often as he could manage and was given the name "Little Houdini." Rosemary was crass and undisciplined. The Mother Superior wanted her...

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