Horseman, Pass By - Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5-6 Summary

The state vet returns, with several technicians, to test the cattle for disease. It is not easy work, and requires the help of all the hands on the farm, as well as a few neighbors. While Lonnie is trying to wrestle a cow into the chute so she can be tested, the cow kicks him into the fence, where he sustains a concussion. After a little while, Lonnie gets back to work, fearing ridicule if he lets his injury keep him down. Soon, though, it is too much for him and he throws up everywhere, then returns to the house, barely able to walk. Halmea is concerned when she sees Lonnie, and makes him lie down in his room. It is blazing hot, and Halmea brings lemonade up to Lonnie's room. This tenderness touches him.

When Lonnie wakes up, the men...

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