O Pioneers! - Part 1 Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 5 Summary

Alexandra and Emil spend five days looking at the river farms. Alexandra interviews people and learns that there is very little river land for sale and it is probably overpriced. On the way home she seems unusually happy. She is one of the first people to really appreciate the land of her home.

At dinner that night Alexandra tells her brothers they must buy the Linstrum place, then Peter Crow's place and then every section they can get. She wants to borrow the money for six years by mortgaging their farm. She is not worried about the principal, because she is convinced that the land will appreciate, but she is worried about the taxes and interest.

Immediately her brothers react in a negative way. Lou is worried that people will think they are crazy. Oscar says there's no way he can work that much land...

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