The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel - Signs Summary & Analysis

David Wroblewski
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Signs Summary

Almondine assumes the air of guardian for Edgar, just as Gar and Trudy worry that Edgar will never speak.

One day, a woman named Louisa Wilkes, an aunt of the neighbors, comes to see Trudy at the behest of Ida Paine, who runs a local store. Louisa is enamored with her nephew's dog, Ben, because she feels there is something different about the breed. Louisa also tells Trudy that Edgar may not be able to speak, but he'll have all of his other faculties. She explains to Trudy that children are never too young to learn language.

Louisa then goes on to demonstrate to both Trudy and Gar the ways of making simple signs in order to begin building a language with Edgar.

Signs Analysis

The fourth chapter proves important in the rearing of Edgar, because Trudy discovers that she can wordlessly communicate...

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