Kolyma Tales - Study Guide A Pushover Job, In the Night Summary & Analysis

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A Pushover Job

The Siberian dwarf tree is able to bend down when snow and cold come. Its needles are collected as an alleged remedy for scurvy, a disease of vitamin C deficiency. The narrator is fascinated by the Siberian dwarf cedar tree. This tree senses when winter and snow are coming and is able to bend down at that time, on the ground. Around April, the tree would sense a thaw coming and rise up again. The dwarf cedar tree is always green and produces nuts for human and animal food. The narrator is in a gang that gathers dwarf cedar needles. These needles are boiled and used to make a bitter extract that is drunk to stop scurvy, but is actually ineffective. Collecting needles is an easy job compared to digging for gold in the...

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