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i need help with plot summary of the painted door.

i not know what to write for introduction.

this be how it start out.

Straight across the hills it was five miles from John's farm to his father's. But in winter, with the roads impassible, a team had to make a wide detour and skirt the hills, so that from five the distance was more than trebled to seventeen. 'I think I'll walk,' John said at breakfast to his wife. 'The drifts in the hills wouldn't hold a horse, but they'll carry me all right. If I leave early I can spend a few hours helping him with his chores, and still be back by suppertime.' Moodily she went to the window, and thawing a clear place in the frost with her breath, stood looking across the snowswept farmyard to the huddle of stables and sheds. 'There was a double wheel around the moon last night,' she
countered presently. 'You said yourself we could expect a storm. It isn't right to leave me here alone. Surely I'm as important as your father.'He glanced up uneasily, then drinking off his coffee tried to reassure her. 'But there's nothing to be afraid of—even if it does start to storm. You won't need to go near the stable. Everything's fed and watered now to last till night. I'll be
back at the latest by seven or eight.'
She went on blowing against the frosted pane, carefully elongating the clear place until it was oval-shaped and symmetrical. He watched her a moment or two longer, then more insistently repeated, 'I say you won't need to go near the stable. Everything's fed and watered, and I'll see that there's plenty of wood in. That will be all right, won't it?'
'Yes—of course—I heard you—' It was a curiously cold voice now, as if the words were chilled by their contact with the frosted pane. 'Plenty to eat—plenty of wood to keep me warm—what more could a woman ask for?'
'But he's an old man—living there all alone. What is it, Ann? You're not like yourself this morning.'
She shook her head without turning. 'Pay no attention to me. Seven years a farmer's wife—it's time I was used to staying alone.'

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    I'd summarize it like this:

    When John planned to walk through snowdrifts to his father's farm, his wife was afraid and felt lonely.

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    thanks very much ms. sue :)

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    You're very welcome, Mohammad.

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    ms. sue for rising action i write john leave in blizzard to reach his father barn and ask his friend steven to come over to his place and take care of his wife Ann.

    but for initiating action i not know what to write.

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    Is the initiating action John's decision to walk to his father's barn in the blizzard?

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    i not sure because that be the introduction. i didn't post whole story on here because it be like 7 pages long.

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    I'm sorry, but I haven't read this story, so I can't really help you with it.

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    aww that alright ms. sue if it been short story i would post here for you but this be 7 pages long way too many too read.

    for introduction i say Ann describing her living condiition?

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