Sometimes a Great Notion - Chapter 6, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, Part 1 Summary

The prologue for this chapter poetically describes a valley in the mountains near the Stamper Place in which a shouter can sing along with his echo, but only in the echo's tempo and rhythm. "...an echo is an inflexible and pitiless taskmaster: you sing the echo's way because it is damned sure not going to sing yours."

The chapter begins with references to it being the day of Halloween, and to Indian Jenny reading a page of the Bible and then using it for toilet paper, likening the flash of insight she receives from her reading to the relief she feels after a good shit. There are also references to a real estate man, who writes taunting slogans on his house in soap so that anyone indulging in the Halloween tradition of soaping EVERY house won't get his, and a long...

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