Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Study Guide Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter nine opens in the early summer; although, the air is cool, until two hours ago, when in a burst of rain, summer arrives. The energy around Dillard is unruly. Dogs are chasing rabbits. Birds are nesting everywhere, and Tinker Creek is high. Dillard feels a sense of foreboding about the day. Four blue jays hover over Dillard, as she walks through the woods. The air is muggy and calm. As Dillard is walking out of the woods, she hears what she thinks are gunshots and thinks they are the reason for her sense of unease. She discovers the supposed gunshots are the sound of the garbage truck backfiring. The driver was intentionally creating the noise to impress some girls. Dillard's earlier jumpiness dissolves at the sound of giggling girls.

Dillard remembers that, at this time last year, Hurricane Agnes dumped enormous amounts of rain where Dillard...

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