Neighbor Rosicky - Part 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 6 Summary

The winter is hard with little snow and no rain causing the wheat crop to freeze in the ground, meaning that the ground needs to be re-tilled and planted with corn. Rosicky remembers times like this and how he always managed, but he was younger then. Now Rosicky worries about how his own sons will manage through, especially Rudolph and Polly, who are struggling in their first year together.

The spring finally arrives and Rosicky wants to do what he can for the young couple. One day while pulling thistles from Rudolph's alfalfa field, he suffers a heart attack. Polly finds her father-in-law in the field, struggles to get him into the house and cares for Rosicky as he recovers a little. The young girl and the old man talk for awhile and Polly is particularly struck by the beauty of Rosicky's hands. Most farmers have thick...

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