Chapter 7 Summary

Miss Franny Block begins her story by telling Opal that back when she was a child, Florida was a wild place full of wild men, women, and animals. Franny’s father, Mr. Herman W. Block, asked his daughter what she would like to have for her birthday. Franny’s father was a rich man and promised to get her anything she wanted. So Franny told her father that she wanted her own small library. Franny loved books and loved to read, and she wanted to share her books with other people. So her father built a small house and filled it with books, and Franny became a young librarian.

Miss Block tells Opal that when she was a little girl, she thought she knew the answers to everything. She would sit at her desk in the library...

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