The Story of My Life - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

When fall arrived, Helen traveled with her family to Fern Quarry for their vacation in the mountains outside Tuscumbia. There, Helen spent her days riding her pony, walking outdoors or gathering persimmons with her little sister Mildred and their cousins.

One day, Helen, Mildred and Miss Sullivan got lost in the woods. Mildred recognized a railroad trestle over a deep gorge, which they decided to use to find their way home. As they were crossing the trestle, a train approached. The three climbed underneath, onto the cross braces, and held on to the swaying trestles, terrified, while the train went overhead.

Chapter 11 Analysis

Helen, now a busy college student, remembers the leisure and adventures of her childhood.

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