A Day No Pigs Would Die - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

As Robert bathes his pet pig Pinky, he overhears Mama and Aunt Carrie discussing a situation in the neighborhood. Aunt Carrie is outraged that some neighbors are cohabitating without having been married. Mama gently encourages her to mind her own business and points out that the widow in question might benefit from a little loving kindness as well as help on her farm. Aunt Carrie keeps bringing up town gossip and Mama keeps defusing it, finally saying that if the widow and her hired man "giggle in the dark, they can have my blessing."

Robert has had a painful interaction with Widow Bascom, having been broom-handled by her when shortcutting through her yard. Another day, though, she invites Robert to help her carry some heavy flowerpots. Mrs. Bascom rewards him with gingersnaps and buttermilk and as he eats, he meets the hired man in question. His name...

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