Pearl in the Mist - Chapter 4: My Sister's Keeper Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4: My Sister's Keeper Summary

While settling into the new, structured routine of Greenwood, Ruby is summoned to Mrs. Ironwood's office. She is surprised to learn that Mrs. Ironwood and Daphne spoke about her, and Mrs. Ironwood is dubious about Ruby's background and ability to adjust from a "backward life to a more civilized one" (p. 72). Though Mrs. Ironwood is glad to see Ruby has a good academic history and talent for painting, she is grim as to whether Ruby's manners and breeding are up to snuff. Mrs. Ironwood reiterates Daphne's warning that Ruby needs to watch her step in order to uphold the Dumas name, and vows to keep an extra close watch on Ruby to ensure she behaves appropriately. Ruby sees the injustice of this "guilty until proven innocent" attitude and is not afraid to speak up for herself, which...

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