Chapters 7-8 Summary

In Chapter 7, Ava and her older sister Ossie are living at home by themselves. Their brother Kiwi has gone to the mainland to work. Their father is on a trip, hoping to find investors for a new project he would like to start, one that will improve the family's tourist attraction.

With their mother dead, their brother living on the mainland, and their father traveling, Ava and Ossie are on their own. The sisters spend most of their time attempting to rid their land of a noxious weed-tree once planted there by some ambitious farmers to soak up all the swamp water so the land could be cultivated. Since then the trees have overtaken the landscape and are threatening to smother all the other vegetation. Ossie cuts down the...

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