As summer arrives, Delphine and Calinda settle into Grand Tower, constantly receiving care packages full of food and clothes and luxuries from Delphine's mom down in New Orleans.
Madame Duval sends Mama a beautiful green dress, which Mama promptly puts in the death drawer to be buried in. Yeah, these Pruitts are really fun people.
Calinda and Cass grow closer, with Cass helping Calinda with her new business selling pralines to people at the steamboat landing.
As the war moves closer, Cass has a terrifying vision, and Curry Marshall leaves town to join the Confederates, leaving Tilly his spelling ribbons. Apparently, giving someone your spelling ribbons was romantic back in the day.
Eventually, the blockade stops ships from coming up from New Orleans, so Calinda and Delphine are stuck there.
Calinda does Cass' hair up in a tignon like hers, and Delphine loses it, ripping the tignon off Cass' head and screaming at Calinda. No one gets why.
After news comes of the North's defeat at the Battle of Bull Run, everyone in town supports the Union cause. Defeat wins supporters, we guess.