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All Creatures Great and Small Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 58 Summary

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Chapter 58 Summary

This chapter is a collection of stories from a variety of different farmers in the region.

The first covers an old dog, Tip, that always sleeps outside his master's door, even in the worst weather. Herriot first meets Tip in the middle of the snowstorm and is surprised by the snow-covered dog on the step. Even though Tip is fifteen years old, he hasn't lost a step, or his will to sleep out in the cold to protect his master's door.

The next story is a very brief anecdote about an old farmer with a particular cow who likes to dip her tail in feces and slap the farmer across the face with it as he milks her. This slapping, alternated with frequent kicks, makes it quite a job.

The third story is about a man named Luke Benson who has a peculiar habit of speaking with...

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