My Antonia - Study Guide Book 2: Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Winter has returned in a rather harsh manner, and Jim describes the town as ugly, bleak and desolate. Jim describes dark walks home from school and his attraction to the colored light outside of the Methodist Church where people would gather. Jim is also drawn to the Harlings' warm home, and if he could not go because of Mr. Harling's presence, he is very disappointed. During the evening at the Harlings, everyone sits comfortably in the parlor, and A'ntonia would bake a treat at anyone's request. A'ntonia would tell stories of Bohemia, and one night she told the family a new story about when she was threshing grain.

On a very hot day during summer, a tramp wanders up to the threshers and says to A'ntonia that the water is so low in the country that a person would be unable to drown himself. A'ntonia...

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