Rilla of Ingleside - Shirley Goes and Susan Has a Proposal of Marriage Summary & Analysis

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Shirley Goes and Susan Has a Proposal of Marriage Summary

In "Shirley Goes," the last of the Blythe sons, Shirley, turns eighteen and feels he should join his brothers overseas. He is very business-like about it, and his father gives permission on the condition that Mrs. Blythe agrees. Mrs. Blythe finally gives her consent. Meanwhile, Jerry has been wounded and Faith Meredith, Jem's sweetheart, has joined a nursing corps to travel overseas. The implication is that she is doing so in order to be closer to Jem. Finally, Bruce, a young boy of about ten from the area, comes to Ingleside to talk about Jem, and how he would wish to punish the Kaiser.

In "Susan Has a Proposal of Marriage," Whiskers-on-the-moon decides that his daughter can't keep house for him forever, and that he ought to...

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