When Ántonia comes to town she is excited to see Jim. She suggests that Grandmother will like her better once she learns to live in town.
Jim enjoys having Ántonia around again. Mrs. Harlings sees that Ántonia stops work a lot to play with the children. She learns more English rapidly.
Jim gets jealous because Ántonia takes a liking to Charley Harling. She always does things for him like bake him cakes or sew buttons on his coat.
Ántonia also likes Nina Harling, who is six and very moody. She cries a lot.
When Mr. Harling is away, Jim has fun evenings at the Harlings. When he's home, though, everyone has to go to bed early, because Mr. Harling likes a quiet house. He works alone in his study and doesn't pay attention to anyone else. He seems like a very powerful nobleman to Jim.
But when he's away, the house of noisy and fun. They have a piano that everyone likes to play, even Mrs. Harling.