Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon Summary
Dhan Gopal Mukerji

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Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon Summary

Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon is an adventure tale that indirectly urges the reader to confront the destruction of war, the sources of human and animal suffering, and the dangers of commercialism. These issues surface naturally through the interaction of the characters. Although the story is simply written, the vocabulary is challenging, and Mukerji presents his book from varying perspectives. The story has three narrators: an Indian boy who raises and cares for pigeons; Ghond, a holy man who is a shrewd observer of nature; and Gay-Neck, a prized, quick-witted pigeon.

The young boy tells about the birth of Gay-Neck and describes how the pigeon grows up, learns to fly, and develops his talent for finding his way home, no matter how far he strays. The holy man teaches the boy about the habits of birds and beasts, the reactions of these creatures to humans, and the names...

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