The Colors of All the Cattle: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (19) - Chapters 1 - 4 Summary & Analysis

Alexander McCall Smith
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Summary

In Chapter 1, J.L.B. Matekoni, owner of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, was proud of his wife, Precious Ramotswe, who owned the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. The narrator notes that one of the failings of men is that they do not often tell their wives how proud they are of them. Ramotswe is described as being beautiful and having “sound and sensible” (4) views. Ramotswe had a good character but did not condemn others for their failings or expect unattainable standards. She forgave easily and did not think people should be punished too severely as long as they knew what they had done was wrong.

Matekoni and Ramotswe had topics on which they did not agree. When their son was taught to cook in school, Matekoni had thought it was silly for a boy to cook. Ramotswe told him that since men liked to...

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