A principal donor of Eatonville's initially existing fifty-acres, Captain Eaton is perhaps the first ambitious entrepreneur to set foot in Eatonville. However, when Jody and Janie arrive to Eatonville, Jody purchases more land from Captain Eaton and proves himself more desirous of public control, usurping the Captain's former role of authority over the town.
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...new knowledge, Jody ostentatiously purchases – in cash – an extra two hundred acres from Captain Eaton , a principal donor of the town's already existent fifty acres. Meanwhile, Hicks flirts with... (full context)