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In the Prologue of The Mountain and The Valley we are introduced to David Canaan and his family The novel takes place in Nova Scotia in a small farming community The writer spends a great deal of time talking abpout the nature surrounding the town This gives the reader a very good mental picture of where the story is taking place The writer describes in detail the way the area looks around the house He describes the climate as very cold and drearyRain had taken the first snow on the fields The the sudden cold had come 8 This is showing the reader that the world around the house was at rest in a winter sleep Ellen is introduced to us as she is working on her rug We learn that the rug is made from torn clothes They were good rugs All the garment were whole9 The rags for the rug are from the familys old clothes that they have either worn out or grown out of Ellen sorts the clothes out and reminds herslef whose shirt or jacket it was and when did they have it Ellen is shown to the reader as a sort of artist she is very talented at the work she does Even though she can no longer see to draw the designs for the rug and has to have David trace them on for her David had marked them for her Her eyes could no longer trace the outlines of scrolls and flowers9 Throughout the novel we are taken to Ellen constantly working on the rug In the Prologue Ellen is the artist and David is her apprentice He does not realize that he too can be an artist that there are other forms of art He is looked at as an odd child because he is
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