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American Primitive: Poems Chapter Summary & Analysis - Moles, The Lost Children, The Bobcat, Fall Song and Egrets Summary

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Moles, The Lost Children, The Bobcat, Fall Song and Egrets Summary

In "Moles", moles hide under the leaves. They are shy, quick, and rarely seen. People can see their traceries in the fields, but the rains blur their traceries. Each generation continues though they accomplish nothing during their brief, physical lives. Yet, their muzzles continually push against the earth, finding it delicious. In the first part of "The Lost Children", Lydia Osborn heads after her straying cows but does not return home. Her family and neighbors search for seven days before they find where she slept. On the fifteenth day, they find footprints by a stream, near a small house made of sticks. In the second part, the narrator laments for the girl's parents as their search enumerates the terrible possibilities. In the third part, Isaac Zane is stole by...

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