Little Big Man - Foreword Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Ralph Fielding Snell is the son of a well-to-do man. Ralph is fascinated by the Old West, and has a collection of Western memorabilia that includes a headdress reputedly worn by Crazy Horse himself.

Ralph seems to be a bit of a softie — susceptible to a variety of ailments such as migraine headaches and nightmares. While recovering from surgery to repair a deviated septum, Ralph’s wealthy father pays for a nurse to care for him. Ralph does not find the nurse’s rough speech and disrespectful manner to be pleasing. She does, however, bring him word of a feisty old man she met seven years ago, while working as a nurse at an old folks’ home. The old man she met claimed to be a 104-year-old survivor of Custer’s Last Stand and various other cowboy and Native American goings-on.

Ralph is excited by the...

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