O Pioneers! - Part 2 Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 10 Summary

Carl and Emil are gone when Alexandra's two brothers drive up to visit. Lou wants to know when Carl is leaving. Oscar says people are talking about her and Carl. Alexandra refuses their advice. Oscar pleads that she is making the whole family look ridiculous. Lou wants to know if she and Carl plan to marry. They express concerns that he is a gold digger after her property.

The fight escalates. Alexandra says she will do what she wants with her land. Lou and Oscar reply they are the ones who did all the work and she takes all the credit, even as they were only humoring her. It was a mistake to let a woman meddle in business. Men own property because they do all the work. Alexandra asks, "What about my work?" Lou says she never did any real work.

Alexandra reminds them...

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