Sarah, Plain and Tall - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Patricia MacLachlan
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Chapter 4 Summary

The dogs are the first to fall in love with Sarah. They sleep in her bed every night. On the windowsill in her room, Sarah sets up a collection of seashells. She shows them one by one to Caleb, explaining that the conch shell allows one to hear the sound of the sea. Caleb hopes it will be enough for Sarah to hear the sea, but Anna notices how sad Sarah looks as she listens to the ocean. Anna and Papa are both quiet and shy around Sarah, but Caleb talks to her all day long. When Sarah says she is going to pick some flowers to dry for wintertime, Caleb tells Anna it means she's staying, since she's talking about winter. Both children accompany Sarah to pick the flowers. Anna hints that the roses will be in bloom by summer. Summertime is...

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