My Antonia - Book 2: Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2: Chapter 14 Summary

After commencement, Jim begins studying seriously. Jim has only one holiday that summer when he, A'ntonia, Tiny, Lena and Anna Hansen go to the river to collect elder to make wine. Jim goes early to the river to swim, and the girls meet him there. Jim describes in vivid detail the sound of the water, the vegetation he sees and the contentment he feels.

A'ntonia says she feels homesick for Bohemia and tells Jim of how she used to listen to her father and his friend talking about music, God, and their youth. A'ntonia asks whether Jim thinks her father's spirit can go back to those places. Jim tells A'ntonia about his night at home by himself at his grandparents' home in the country when he felt Mr. Shimerda's spirit and that he was sure he had gone back to his own country. A'ntonia tells...

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