Serena - Part 1: Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Ron Rash
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At the beginning of Chapter 7, Rachel sets out carrying Jacob with her to collect ginseng root. As she walks, she thinks about how she misses her friends who work at the lumber camp, including Joel Vaughn who was kind to her even after it was obvious she was pregnant. Rachel finds ginseng and when she collects it, she buries the berries from the plant before moving on.

Rachel takes bloodroot to Widow Jenkins and offers her witch hazel as well. They talk about how much Rachel might be able to sell the ginseng for. Rachel says she will need to get back to work at the camp as soon as Jacob is weaned. Widow Jenkins tells her she doesn’t think that’s a good idea, but Rachel says she has no other choice. Widow Jenkins says she will babysit Jacob if...

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