Hands Summary & Study Guide

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The story opens with a sentence that establishes the setting and the main character: "Upon the half decayed veranda of a small frame house that stood near the edge of a ravine near the town of Winesburg, Ohio, a fat little old man walked nervously up and down." As he stands alone and looks out over the fields, he sees a wagon full of young people returning home from berry picking. They are laughing and enjoying each other's company, and one of them yells across to the man, mocking him for his baldness.

The man is Wing Biddlebaum, a loner who is "forever frightened" and who has almost no connection with the people of Winesburg, although he has lived near the town for twenty years. To the townspeople, he is a mystery, someone to ignore or to mock. But Wing has befriended George Willard, the local...

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