Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Study Guide Chapter 8, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Section 1 Summary

Dillard muses on the light coming in through the kitchen window and everything that light touches between the source and the kitchen. Dillard studies how the light is refracted by the water in the goldfish bowl. She discusses her various observations about the goldfish. Dillard raps on the bowl, and the goldfish swims to the surface as she has trained it to do. As she watches her goldfish, Ellery, she can visualize the circulation of its blood from having once watched a goldfish dissection.

Dillard once used an expensive microscope in a laboratory to study the elodea plant. She remembers seeing an abundance of chlorophyll molecules in the elodea plant. One molecule of chlorophyll has a single atom of magnesium at its center. If you remove the magnesium, you create a molecule of hemoglobin. Blood, which flows through the goldfish, is comprised of hemoglobin molecules...

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