All Creatures Great and Small - Chapter 41 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 41 Summary

Herriot begins his work as the Local Veterinary Inspector for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. This long title means that he is responsible for testing local cattle for tuberculosis and other diseases. Testing day rolls around, and Herriot schedules a full day of testing.

Herriot's day begins to go downhill at the first farm. Although he had asked all of the farmers to have their cows inside, Mr. Kay has left the last six out in the pasture. They begin a fruitless roundup, which consists of much running around and ending up right back where they were. The cows do not cooperate. After several attempts, Herriot is at the end of his rope, but Mr. Kay calls a neighbor over to help. Although the neighbor, Sam Broadbent, is described as being "slow," he has one peculiar talent. He can imitate a fly.

Dubious, Herriot does not...

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