Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty: A Novel - Chapter 9: 1976 Summary & Analysis

Ramona Ausubel
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Cricket takes a break from math class to go to the bathroom. While she washes her hands, the lights go off, and she can hear someone breathing. She edges toward the door but arms slid around her waist and someone kisses her. She fights her way free and walks back to math class, where she struggles to come to terms with what just happened. In order to cope, she convinces herself that the person who kissed her must have been Miss Nolan, the only person she wishes to kiss, and feels less afraid. Miss Nolan returns to the classroom windswept, and Cricket tries to meet her eye in acknowledgement of the kiss, but Miss Nolan shows no signs of understanding. In the afternoon, Miss Nolan gathers the class together to imagine they are Indian braves hunting buffalo. The children are somewhat traumatized by the...

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