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Free Study Guide for Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

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BOOK SUMMARY NOTES - PEACE LIKE A RIVER

SOMETHING WARM

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Andreeson had twisted the arm of the weak-willed chief of the state troopers, a man named Muriel, and a disproportionate number of troopers were ordered to the gas stations of Mandan, where was sure Dad would drive. However, they donít capture them, because even though the Lands see them, the troopers donít see the Lands. Swede says that Dad is like Moses parting the Red Sea. While the two kids ruminate over Dad as Moses, Swede admits that she had sabotaged Andreesonís car by putting maple syrup in his gas tank. Itís their first act of war against the enemy.

Next, they park 10 miles outside of Mandan, because Dad has another monster headache. The problem is that itís Saturday night and the gas stations will be closed on Sunday. So Dad asks Swede if sheís going to pray that night. She tells him yes and he says he will, too, and that they must ask Him to save them some gas. They go to bed with all the blankets they have, but the two kids are still cold. So Swede, who is not tired, begins to pretend she is a movie star blowing smoke rings. It is so silly that they both begin to laugh and laugh........

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This chapter shows the war motif in two ways: the placement of the troopers in all the gas stations and the singing of The Battle Hymn of the Republic. There is ........



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