PILGRIM THANKSGIVING by Wilma Pitchford Hays


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Very similar in style and content to Alice Dalgleish's The Thanksgiving Story (1954, p. 706), this changes the focus somewhat and relates something of the pilgrim's story through events on Thanksgiving Day itself. The central characters are Demaris and Giles Hopkins again and their feelings about the Indians and their own life, reflect the tension and the hope. As Demaris wakes in the morning and spends the day helping her mother with preparations for the feast, she wonders what would become of them should the Indians suddenly decide not to follow the friendly examples of Massasoit and Squanto. Giles is less apprehensive. When the Indians come and the feast is under way, Giles exchanges presents with an Indian boy. This and the festivities that follow serve to symbolize a new understanding. Thoughtful- a good supplement to Miss Dalgleish's more extensive story.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1955
Publisher: Coward-McCann