All Things Bright and Beautiful - Study Guide Chapters 34-37 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 34 tells the story of Gyp, the Sheepdog with epilepsy. Although this condition will keep Gyp from competing professionally, his owner decides to keep him around anyway. To compound Gyp's illness, Gyp's owner also mentions to Herriot that the dog has never barked. Although unusual, Herriot does not believe the two conditions are related. One day the man takes Gyp to a sheep dog trial. Gyp's brother, a dog with whom Gyp had grown up, competes in the trial. After the brother dog successfully completes the trial and is rewarded by his owner, Gyp, who has been watching the trial, gives out a single bark. All who hear the bark are astonished. It is the first and last time Gyp ever barked.

Herriot shares the story of how he finally won Helen's heart in Chapter 35. The two were both attending the Daffodil Ball when Herriot...

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