The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

Alexander McCall Smith
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Chapters 3 and 4 Summary

Chapter 3, "Lessons about Boys and Goats" Returning to the third person point of view, narration describes Mma Ramotswe's early life. Obed's cousin, whose husband had left her because she couldn't bear children, moved into the family home, took good care of both Obed and the young Precious, and taught Precious to count and the basics of reading, as well as how to be watchful and observant. Narration also describes how the young Precious learned a great deal at Sunday School, about right and wrong (although stories of Jesus' miracles always struck her as suspicious) and about men. This last component of her education comes as the result of her admission to a strong-willed Sunday School teacher that one of the boys in the class was always showing her his "thing". The teacher comments on how ridiculously proud both boys and men...

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