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Cane Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 27 "Harvest Song" Summary

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Chapter 27 "Harvest Song" Summary

"Harvest Song" is told in the first person. The narrator is a reaper in the field, who is hungry and tired at the day's end. His throat is dry and his face covered with dust. The dust in his eyes makes him unable to see other reapers in the field. He longs to see others like him. He is afraid to call out to his fellow workers because he does not want them to offer him their harvest. He does not want to awaken his hunger. The reaper's ears are also filled with dust, and he cannot hear. He wants to hear other reapers singing in the fields. He acknowledges his hunger and thirst again. The reaper has cradled his oats, but has not yet bound them.

The song ends with the reaper beating his hands against...

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