O Pioneers! - Part 4 Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4 Chapter 7 Summary

Frank gets home after a day of drinking to find Emil's horse in his stable. He searches his house and then gets his rifle. He walks to the orchard and then the wheat field, with no real grievance or plan. Then he sees two people under the mulberry tree. At first he thinks it may be the Bergson's farm girl. Then he hears what's going on and shoots.

Frank discerns that the woman is still alive. He hears her cries and choking, but he goes back to the stable. He lets loose Emil's horse and saddles up his own.

As he rides to the train station, he has a terrible pang of conscience over the suffering woman he left behind. Then he gets angry at Marie, who probably cheated on him many times before this one. He always wanted her to be as unhappy as...

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