Cane - Study Guide Chapter 29 "Kabnis" Summary & Analysis

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Ralph Kabnis sits in his bed, trying to read himself to sleep. He hears Georgia's night winds speaking to him. Kabnis has thin hair, a mustache and brown eyes. He believes his appearance makes him seem weak to others. He ponders how having a strong body would have made his life different. He slides beneath his bed covers.

A rat runs across the boards of the ceiling. Kabnis, pulling his head out from the covers, feels dust fall on him. He has a growing sense that something is about to happen. A hen makes noise in the next room, and he throws a slipper and yells at it. Still angry, he yells more and gets out of bed. He grabs the chicken, breaks its neck, throws its head away and hides its body.

He feels remorse about his state in the...

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