A Listening Walk --and Other Stories - Pages 57 - 78 Summary & Analysis

Gene Hill
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Pages 57 - 78 Summary and Analysis

In "Waterfowling," Hill sets up a fictional question and answer session. The questioner is for extreme gun control. Hill answers the questioner's slanted questions by humorously misinterpreting the wording or intent of the question. For example, when the questioner asks how Hill can possibly justify hunting (as in, justify killing of defenseless wildlife), Hill misinterprets the question as a matter of economics, agreeing that he has a hard time justifying his activity considering all the money he spends on wildlife conservation and hunting licenses, for example. The article is meant to show the hypocrisy of gun control advocates alongside the common sense of a hunter.

In "The Unseen Egg," Hill waxes philosophical about the nature of hunting and fishing, focusing specifically on people who collect decoys, guns, and rods, but who never really use them to actually hunt or...

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