My Antonia - Book 1: Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 18 Summary

Jake and Jim have the beginnings of a feud with the Shimerdas when they go to retrieve a horse collar that had been lent to Ambrosch. Ambrosch denies he has one and gives them one that has been mistreated. Ambrosch and Jake get in a scuffle, and Jake and Jim leave amidst yelling from Mrs. Shimerda and A'ntonia. Jake takes Jim's grandfather's advice, goes to town to pay the fine for hitting Ambrosch and sells a pig simultaneously. The Shimerdas get satisfaction from thinking Jake had to sell the pig to afford the fine. Jim's grandfather does not get involved in the fighting.

Later, when Marek and Ambrosch are off working at another farm, one of their horses gets colic and A'ntonia gets help from Jim's grandfather. Meanwhile, with his wages, Ambrosch pays a priest to pray for Mr. Shimerda's soul while A'ntonia needs new...

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