My Antonia - Study Guide Book 2: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Jim's grandmother enjoys living next to the Harlings who are of Norwegian descent. Mr. Harling is a very successful grain merchant and cattle buyer who is away from home often. Mrs. Harling is the head of the household while her husband is away and is described as being short, sturdy and energetic with a pleasing laugh. There are five Harling children. Charley, the only boy, is sixteen. Julia is the same age as Jim. Sally is thirteen and is described as clever and wild. Frances is a young woman who works as a bookkeeper for her father's business. She is responsible, hardworking, and involved in the community. Frances is even noted to have helped Jim's grandfather save people from the before mentioned bad Wick Cutter. The fifth child, Nina, is not mentioned until the next chapter.

In August, the Harling's cook leaves them, and Jim's...

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