My Antonia - Book 2: Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2: Chapter 12 Summary

When A'ntonia goes to work for the Cutters she seems to only care about parties, having a good time, and sewing herself nice clothes. A'ntonia, now wears very ladylike clothes and goes downtown to meet her friends almost every afternoon. Jim is a senior now and sometimes he visits with the girls downtown. Jim gets very mad one day when Tiny and the girls tease him about being a preacher some day. People gossip about how friendly Jim is with A'ntonia and her friends, yet shows no interest in girls his own age.

After the Vannis' dancing pavilion leaves, the interest in dancing does not entirely go away, but Jim does not attend dances in the Masonic Hall. Jim is moody again this winter and is bored with the people he knows and staying in Black Hawk. Jim wanders around looking for distractions. Once he...

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