Tambourines to Glory - Study Guide Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Summary

Chapter 6 - The Call - This chapter recounts what happens the first night that Essie and Laura go out onto the street and start preaching. It begins with the conclusion of Laura's sermon and the passing of the tambourine, which quickly fills with a triumphantly large pile of money. A flashback then recounts that Essie and Laura arrived at their corner an hour later than they'd planned because Laura was busy entertaining a man in her room. Essie goes into one of her pauses while she waits, and is extremely resentful when Laura finally turns up. Laura sees how Essie feels, sings a spiritual to cheer her up, and the two of them go down to their corner. Laura begins to sing, Essie joins in, a street person gets up and starts singing as well, and soon other passers-by are joining in and giving money...

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