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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers - Part Two: Chapter IV, Barbara Summary & Analysis

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Part Two: Chapter IV, Barbara Summary and Analysis

Through Otto Albrecht, the family is introduced to Henry Drinker, an intense music fan. Henry and his wife throw an a cappella party, which the Trapps attend. The Drinkers ask the family to sing, and the meeting turns into deep friendship. At Christmas, Otto Albrecht and friends bring the family turkeys and a great deal of food.

Maria denotes how the family is regarded as poor refugees. She attempts to humbly accept people's insensitivities, but hurt pride comes through in the mere telling. Mrs. Drinker, for example, pays a visit when Maria is taking stock of baby clothes for Barbara's arrival. Embroidered and muslin shirts with pleats and fancy gowns are spread before her. Maria shows her "treasures" to Mrs. Drinker, who is not impressed and can't imagine having to wash and iron...

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