My Antonia - Study Guide Book 4: Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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On August first or second, Jim goes to visit the Widow Steavens. Jim explains that the wheat harvest is over and threshing has begun. Jim sees wooden houses and red barns, which represent happy families. Jim describes the fertile earth and recalls all of the hard work that has gone into it. Jim describes the Widow Steavens as tall, brown and very strong. The Widow Steavens invites Jim to stay the night so she can tell Jim about A'ntonia after her work is done.

After supper, Jim and Mrs. Steavens go to the old sitting room to talk. Mrs. Steavens tells Jim of how A'ntonia came to her home every day do her sewing for her marriage and would sit happily singing in Bohemian. A'ntonia had linens, lace, and even silver spoons and forks. A'ntonia received letters from Larry often, and A'ntonia was troubled when...

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