March - Part One, Chapter Nine: First Blossom Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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Part One, Chapter Nine: First Blossom Summary

This chapter starts with a letter from March to Marmee telling her that it is a day of great celebration: the cotton harvest is finished and the sacks of cotton have been sold and loaded onto the shipping boats. That same day, the packages from Marmee and her friends arrive containing food rations and new clothes for the workers. The freed slaves are so excited they begin trying on the new clothes right there on the dock. Even Canning is pleased that the harvest is over and he gives the workers the night off to celebrate. After that shipment of supplies, March notices a change in the workers. Fewer are dying in the infirmary and many of the missing household items show up unexpectedly in the house. The healthy have taken to their jobs with a new...

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