Let the Great World Spin: A Novel - Chapter 4, Let the Great World Spin Forever Down Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, Let the Great World Spin Forever Down Summary

Chapter 4 introduces the reader to the perspective of the tightrope walker that is training to walk between the World Trade Center towers in New York City. The walker is not named throughout the chapter. The chapter begins with the walker admiring the meadow he uses as one of his training sites. He admires the red-tailed hawks and the communication between mother and chicks, thinking that this is one thing that keeps him going during training. He has trained in many different places over the past six years but finds that he has a particular fondness for the meadow.

He talks about how he runs a cable 250 feet along the middle of the meadow so that he can practice with the most wind. He remembers practicing in many different weather...

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