Song of the Shank - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Jeffery Renard Allen
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Summary

This chapter is set before Thomas was taken from Charity and gives the reader some backstory to the storyline that has already been introduced. The majority of the action is told from Charity's viewpoint. As this chapter opens up, a much younger Charity talks about her son, Thomas. She talks about Thomas's difficulty in walking, and that he's staying on all fours longer than most children his age. During his crawling stages, Charity shares, Thomas crawls up to the piano while the Bethune girls are practicing piano. After they leave the room, Thomas pulls up to the piano and plays the music that the girls have been playing.

This continues over and over until General Bethune comes home, and his oldest daughter tells him the secret. The General calls to speak with Thomas’ parents, then agrees to let Mrs. Bethune teach piano to Thomas...

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