The Ghost Road - Part 1 Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 6 Summary

Dr. Rivers goes to visit his sisters at Ramsgate. Ethel, Catherine's caregiver, has been given some much-needed time off. Catherine and Dr. Rivers reminisce about their childhood and he expresses concern that he remembers her childhood better than his own.

Catherine and Dr. Rivers talk about their recollection of Charles Dodgson. Dodgson stammered, as well as Dr. Rivers, who was called "Will" in his youth. Will noticed that Dodgson stammered less when he was reading from a book, than when he was talking with someone.

Dr. Rivers' stammer began when he was chastised for not being a grown-up boy during a haircut. He became frightened of the scissors and thought that parts of him were being cut off. This outburst caused Dr. Rivers' father to show him a painting of the man he was named after: Uncle William Rivers. Uncle William had had to have...

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