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One Thousand White Women - 20 August, 23 August and 28 August and 6 September 1875 Summary & Analysis

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20 August, 23 August and 28 August and 6 September 1875 Summary

May, the Kelly girls and Gretchen are in the midst of healthy pregnancies, uninjured by their ordeal. Helen Flight is not pregnant, but has already confided her inability to have children. Helen tells May that Mr. Hog has the idea that unless he impregnates her he is less than a man, and every day when he asks her if she's pregnant, and she tells him no, he wants to try again - a dreadfully tiresome business. Since the abduction, Mr. Hog has made no further overtures to Helen so she is able to concentrate on improving her medicine, or her art. Phemie has had men pushing themselves on her since childhood, so she will decide if and when she wants to be a mother. The other women's babies will be born next February. They worry about the...

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