Chapters 6-7 Summary

Patty likes Saturdays because the "country folks" come into town to do their shopping, and she is usually allowed to help out at the store. In preparation, she puts on her favorite dress which she had been allowed to pick out herself, a light-blue middy with no sashes or lace, and brushes her hair vigorously, for once appreciating its buoyancy and rich, natural auburn color. On her way downtown, Patty overhears some men talking about a group of Nazi saboteurs who have been caught on the American coastline. When she arrives at the store, she excitedly relays the story to her father, who, after an initial reaction of skepticism, actually seems to appreciate receiving the news. When she tries to share the information with her mother,...

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