The Cape Ann - Chapter 60 Summary & Analysis

Faith Sullivan
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Chapter 60 Summary

On the train, Lark begins the "Lady Caller" game with Mrs. Erhardt. She opens up with her concerns over leaving her husband back home. Mrs. Erhardt tells Mrs. Brown that " ... being married was like having a hippopotamus sitting on my face, ... No matter how hard I pushed or which way I turned. I couldn't get up. I couldn't even breathe" (p. 342). Lark does not understand. However, she senses the sincerity in what Mrs. Erhardt says. Mrs. Brown says that the trip to California is a long one. Perhaps she will figure out what to do in the meantime.

Chapter 60 Analysis

Lark, as the young child she still is, resorts to fantasy and playing games to overcome her fears and gain more knowledge. In fact, Lark pretends to act grown-up when she plays this game. In the end. Lark has more knowledge and less misinformation with which to...

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