The Water Is Wide - Study Guide Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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During the first two months at the school, Pat tries to ignore the sounds of beatings coming from Mrs. Brown's classroom on a daily basis. For years Mrs. Brown instilled fear into students with the leather straps she named Dr. Discipline and Professor Medicine. Pat does not believe in corporal punishment but does not interfere with Mrs. Brown's manner of discipline and tries to keep his students from doing anything that will incur Mrs. Brown's wrath.

Despite Mrs. Brown's despotic behavior, Pat finds her to very humorous although he is sure she does not try to be. One day, Pat sees one of the boys named Prophet, hanging from the water tank fixed eight feet above the floor in the boys' bathroom. Pat does not say anything to Prophet but Mrs. Brown launches into a verbal attack on Prophet that has Pat laughing...

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