My Antonia - Book 4: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Book 4: Chapter 1 Summary

Jim finishes his degree at Harvard over the next two years, and before he enters law school, he goes home for summer vacation. His first night at home, Mrs. Harling, Sally and Frances come over to visit him. Jim learns of what has happened to A'ntonia. A'ntonia went away to marry Larry Donovan, but he deserted her and now she has a baby and has gone back home to her family. Jim is disappointed that A'ntonia has turned out this way while Lena Linguard, whom everyone thought poorly of, is now successful. The story of Tiny Soderball comes out as well.

Everyone knows that Tiny has gone west to open a sailor's boardinghouse. However, what actually has happened to Tiny is that she went to Alaska after gold was found and set up a hotel. One winter a Swede stayed in her hotel and deeded...

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