Summary Of Hortense's Journey To Canada Chapter 1

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Chapter 1 (Hortense): Hortense Roberts explains about how her friend Celia Langley was moving from Jamaica to England. Celia tells her that she will have a big house with a bell when she gets to England. Hortense explains that she would never dream of going to Jamaica to England like her friend Celia. Soon after Celia left for England, Hortense finds herself also in England, moving from Jamaica. She finds herself standing in front of one of the tallest houses that she ever saw. She explains she was married to Gilbert Joseph. When ringing her husband’s doorbell of his new home, a lady opens the door, and Hortense thought she was at the wrong house because she explains that the lady sounds like she doesn’t even know whom Gilbert is. Hortense…show more content…
He explains that she keeps asking if the English really lives like this, and he keeps responding that this is the way that the English lives Getting more annoyed about Hortense questions, he starts thinking why he really married to Hortense. Queenie comes into the room that Gilbert in, and asks if he is okay. Knowing that he has to move Hortense’s trunk, he starts to ask himself how if he is going to move the trunk up all the stairs to his room. He starts to ask one of the twins, Winston to help him with the trunk. However, he finds out the twin he was asking was not Winston, but Kenneth. Winston and Kenneth both struggle to carry the trunk up the stairs, explaining that it keeps falling down one flight whenever they got tired of carrying it. After placing the trunk in her room, Gilbert steps over it to get out of the room, but Hortense is unsatisfied and explains that the trunk is valuable and explains that Gilbert shouldn’t be climbing over her valuable things. Gilbert argues that he doesn’t want to be the one not sleeping anywhere, and explains that he wants to know what 's in the trunk because he doesn’t think that the stuff in the chest is as valuable then he think it is. He tells the audience that he been resting on the dock and explains that he works a late shift at an office. Gilbert introduces Hortense to Queenie, and he explains that Queenie is the…show more content…
She explains that she had grown to look like her father more than her mother. She explains that Phillip Roberts was as important as her father and that Philips also has land that he owns. She also explains that Martha Roberts, another of her family members, was known for her very dark complexion and her gray eyes. She also explains about Miss Jewel, who is her grandmother, who wears her best blouse to help bring Hortense to her father’s cousin home. She explains that she was watching the hen laying the egg, and Michael was looking for her, and he wanted to also see the hen laying the egg. However, Hortense explains that Michael has no patience, and tells him that he cannot see the hen laying the egg. Hortense explains that Michael was starting to get annoying, and told him to get away so she can work. She gives Michael a bottle of perfumed water to distract him. Miss Jewel calls her after day after school. Hortense explains about the shepherds in England and Miss Jewel thought that Hortense was explaining about Jamaica, although Miss Jewel explains that there aren’t any shepherds in Jamaica. Miss Jewel also ask what a daffodil is in the poem by William Wordsworth and Hortense explains to Miss Jewel by drawing out the daffodil. She then explains about the government and the school situation. Their situation is that in their upper schools, they have to lose the
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