The Revolt of 'Mother' Summary & Study Guide

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As the story opens Sarah Penn asks her husband why men are digging in a nearby field. Adoniram Penn tries to avoid answering. Sarah compels her husband to reveal that the men are digging a cellar for a new barn on the very spot where Adoniram had promised to build a new house for the family.

Sarah goes back into her house, which is much smaller than the barn that already stands on the property. She learns from her son, Sam, that Adoniram is building the new, larger barn to house more livestock which he plans to buy. As they wash and dry dishes, her engaged daughter, Nanny, says that it's "too bad" that her father is building a new barn when the family needs a decent house. Sarah tells Nanny that the ways of "men-folks" differ greatly from those of women and are beyond understanding...

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