Out of the Dust - Autumn 1934, Summary & Analysis

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Autumn 1934, Summary

Hard Work: Daddy goes to work for the power company digging holes for towers. Billie Jo hopes it will help him feel better, since the crop is obviously not going to produce anything. Billie Jo remembers when her piano playing once brought in a dime here and there, but now she can't bear to be in the room with a piano, especially Ma's.

Almost Rain: Clouds come, and the air smells of rain. It is only enough to make the sidewalk in town damp a little bit.

Those Hands: The basketball coach used to encourage Billie Jo to try out for basketball because she is tall and has great hands. This year, after the accident, he doesn't, because of her injuries. Her father used to tell her to put her hands to good use, but he doesn't anymore. The only person who still thinks she can use...

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