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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers - Part One: Chapter III, The Baron Doesn't Want It Summary & Analysis

Maria von Trapp
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Part One: Chapter III, The Baron Doesn't Want It Summary and Analysis

Maria gradually adjusts to the routine. The Baroness rests mornings, so Maria wakes the children up, handles breakfasts, and readies the older ones for school. Notably, the author never complains how these are not duties she was hired to do. She mismatches gloves and leggings and has a hard time keeping order. In her frankness, Maria suggests that hobnailed boots, mittens, and a "Wetterfleck for each child would really be a bargain". She explains to the baroness that everyone wears Wetterflecks. The Hausdame listens, but explains that this is how the Captain wants things done.

After the older kids leave for school, Maria begins teaching Maria and Johanna, who is too small to join the others. Little Maria's condition keeps her in bed, and Maria...

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