Ferdydurke - Chapter 13, The Farmhand, or Captive Again Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13, The Farmhand, or Captive Again Summary

The novel resumes. Kneadus and Joey are off in search of the farmhand. Kneadus says they should head to the outskirts of the city, where they're sure to find a farmhand. They run across janitor's sons, but they're just not the same as a farmhand. They pass nursemaids and office workers, a municipal building, and students, while Kneadus criticizes them all. On the outskirts of the city, they find the rundown houses filled with peasants, but they are all being lectured by imitation Pimkos. There are only ex-farmhands and ex-farm girls. Kneadus rejects one potential farmhand who spouts Marx, another who wears a bowler hat, and a third who uses the word "whereas."

Finally, the boys reach the edge of the city, where there are no more buildings, but open land. Joey is afraid to go forward...

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