A Listening Walk --and Other Stories - Pages 180 - 198 Summary & Analysis

Gene Hill
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Pages 180 - 198 Summary and Analysis

In "Taking Turns," Hill answers reader criticism that he is too in love with "the good old days." While Hill does enjoy speaking about his boyhood, he admits they are no more special than the typical childhood of a country boy, and in fact there are many aspects of his childhood that he does not miss at all, such as going to church twice on Sundays, being afraid of catching scarlet fever, and cleaning chicken coops. Hill points to one thing he does especially miss, and that is good manners. Hill urges hunters to respect and encourage their hunting partners, rather than obsess over catching the most game.

In "A Question of Statistics," Hill makes fun of the modern world and its obsession with statistics. He feels that hunting is a lifestyle in which learning is done by observation...

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