My Family and Other Animals - Part I: Chapter 4, A Bushel of Learning Summary & Analysis

Gerald Durrell
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Part I: Chapter 4, A Bushel of Learning Summary and Analysis

It is decided Gerald needs a more well-rounded education than his hobby of observing and collecting small creatures. What cannot be decided is what else Gerald should be learning. Larry believes Gerald needs to read more literature while his mother and Margo believe Larry's literature too riddled with sex. Leslie insists Gerald needs to learn the finer points of shooting, fishing and hunting, and Margo contends that if Gerald does not know how to dance, he will be unable to get a date. Mrs. Durrell inquires on George, Larry's friend whose letters brought the family to Corfu. It is decided George will instruct Gerald every weekday morning from nine until twelve.

When the subject of Gerald's education arises, it becomes appears the family must be involved in decision making...

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