The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The next November, Jimmie is working as a sweeper on a shearing floor and helping the cook at the Hayes's. One day he sees the cook hypnotize the kitchen maid, a small woman with a narrow face and lank hair. During the whole season, Jimmie works for the shearing contractor. As it's ending, he is sweeping the floor on a station forty miles from the Hayes's.

A week before, Mrs. Hayes and the maid, Gilda, had come to visit the station owner's wife. Jimmie had found the maid and the cook talking again, but the maid sought out Jimmie and they made an arrangement to meet. The contractor tries to pay Jimmie less than what he'd earned, but Jimmie tells him that he is marrying a white girl and that she is pregnant. Jimmie had seen Gilda as a chance of white marriage...

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