My Antonia - Study Guide Book 2: Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Jim describes how winter lingers for too long in country towns without the business of farm work to keep life moving. In January and February, Jim ice skates with the Harlings, but he complains of being tired of school and winter. Jim describes one break from the monotony when Blind d'Arnault, a blind African-American pianist, plays at the hotel. Mrs. Harling sends A'ntonia to hear him play and Jim goes, too. Mrs. Gardener, the mistress of the hotel, has left town and her husband, who is not as managerial as her, is left in charge. Everyone senses the freedom this brings. Mrs. Gardener is described as being well dressed, cold, and as a good manager of the hotel.

While Blind d'Arnault walks in, Jim describes his unattractive, friendly face and the swaying movement of his body. We learn the history of when Blind d'Arnault contracted...

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