Chapter 6 and 7 Summary
The Power of the Dog. Some time later, Marigold is excited about starting school. Meanwhile, Young Grandmother (now just called Grandmother) and Lorraine argue over whether Marigold should be spending so much time with her Sylvia, now defined in narration as imaginary. Later, as Grandmother drives Marigold to school, she (Marigold) is frightened by a neighbor's angry dog.
The next day, when Mother walks Marigold to school, the dog is not there, but a gander hisses at her through a fence. That night, Marigold prays that the dog leave her alone.
As Marigold walks to school alone the following day, the dog barks furiously at her, making her upset and fearful all day. God, she feels, had not answered her prayer.
Marigold fearfully walks past The Dog every day, unable to confide her fears to anyone (not even Aunt Marigold, who is away). "And then one day," narration...