Sarah, Plain and Tall Setting & Symbolism

Patricia MacLachlan
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The Colored Pencils

The gray, green and blue colored pencils that Sarah buys in town are her way of telling the family that she has decided to stay. She has missed the colors of the sea, but by buying these colored pencils, she shows Anna, Caleb and Papa that she has found a way to be happy living on a farm far away from the ocean.

The Cow Pond

Sarah, who misses swimming in the ocean, insists on using the cow pond as a swimming hole. Here, she teaches Caleb and Anna to swim.

The Dune of Hay

When Sarah speaks longingly of the sand dune that her brother, William, and she used to slide down back in Maine, Papa takes the whole family out to the barn to show off his hay dune. He places a ladder next to the large haystack in the barn, and everyone...

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