Everything you need to understand or teach Horseman, Pass By by Larry McMurtry.
Lonnie is a young man growing up on his grandfather's ranch in Texas, in the 1950s. Lonnie lives with his Granddad and Grandma and his uncle Hud, who is Grandma's son from a previous marriage. Their hired hands include Lonzo, Jesse, who has only recently been hired, and Halmea, the African-American cook.
One day, one of Granddad's cattle drops dead for no apparent reason. They call in the state veterinarian to consult, and he fears that they have an outbreak of hoof-and-mouth disease, an extremely contagious cattle disease. The state vet brings in lots of men to test all of Granddad's cattle, so the entire herd has to be rounded up and quarantined. After a tense week, it turns out that the cows have the worst strain of the disease, and that they will all have to be shot and burned. Granddad at first resists, insisting that he...
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