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Jim the Boy Summary
Tony Earley

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Jim the Boy Summary

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Jim Glass is turning ten years old as the story opens. His mother's name is Cissy and the two of them live with one of Cissy's brothers. Cissy's other two brothers live nearby in the town of Aliceville. Jim's father, who was also named Jim, died a week before Jim was born.

He rises with his uncles and is pleased when he's allowed to go with Uncle Zeno and Uncle Al to the fields that day. Once there, Jim is amazed at how difficult the hoeing is. He's soon bored and chops down a couple of cotton stalks. When his Uncle Zeno asks Jim about them, Jim lies. Uncle Zeno uses the situation as a lesson and Jim, knowing he's disappointed his uncle, goes home. There, he encounters an adult friend named Ralph Whiteside, better known as Whitey, who is a feed salesman. Whitey and Jim look over...

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