How would you interpret the word “Elementary” here?
Mrs. Brown left early to go to the polls. She says the Elementary down the block would be my voting place, if I could be troubled to use it. I have promised her I’ll get my voting card before the next go-round.
How would you interpret the word “Elementary” in the context?
I guess it refers to some elementary school, right?
PS: They were living in Asheville.
Thanks! And this excerpt is taken from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.