All Creatures Great and Small - Chapter 50 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 50 Summary

Harold Denham is a millionaire, but that doesn't stop him from playing football pools. Herriot won a pool once, so Denham always manages to find something wrong with one of his animals on Wednesday, the day that the pools are tabulated.

The visits are usually trivial, and Herriot begins to suspect that Denham is really more interested in finding out about Herriot's picks than taking care of his animals. The Denham family is well-respected, but Harold seems to be somewhat eccentric.

One visit results in Herriot being wounded by Denham's Great Dane. She has just given birth to a litter of pups and is suffering from a fever. The dog is friendly until Denham leaves the room to get a towel and hot water. Once he leaves, the dog is convinced that Herriot is after her pups, and she pushes him into the corner, growling threateningly. The...

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