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Plainsong - Pages 58-78 (McPherons, Victoria Roubideaux) Summary & Analysis

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Pages 58-78 (McPherons, Victoria Roubideaux) Summary

McPherons

Harold and Raymond McPheron, two aged brothers, wait for Tom Guthrie to arrive to help with vaccinating cattle. Guthrie arrives with Ike and Bobby. Raymond and Harold joke that they cannot afford to pay two extra "hired men," and they certainly cannot afford to pay "city wages." Raymond asks the boys how much they charge, but Ike and Bobby have no idea how to answer.

The men work to herd the cattle individually into chutes for restraint while they administer vaccines and check to see if the cows are carrying calves. Guthrie asks the boys to help, and he shows them how to move inside the corral to herd the cattle. Guthrie gives Ike a whip and Bobby a cattle prod. One cow has a misshapen horn, and Guthrie and the McPheron brothers have...

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