All Creatures Great and Small - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

As Dr. Farnon and Herriot leave the Sharpe farm, Dr. Farnon decides to head home a different way. They stop at a pub, where Dr. Farnon surprises Herriot by offering him not only the job, but also four pounds a week with room and board. Most of Herriot's classmates, if they were lucky enough to find a position like this, are working for keep.

The night continues as Dr. Farnon and Herriot join the locals for a drink. One of them insists on speaking with Herriot and shares his recipe for a remedy for lameness in horses under the condition that Herriot never tell another soul. After much build-up, the man reveals that marshmallow ointment will cure a lame horse within seconds. Herriot, a bit tipsy at the point, solemnly expresses his thanks. Dr. Farnon and Herriot leave the pub and head back to the veterinary clinic...

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