Selected Short Stories - Race at Morning Summary & Analysis

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Race at Morning Summary

It's November and deer hunting time in the bayous of Mississippi. The narrator, a 12-year-old illiterate boy whose name is never given, relates the story of a hunting expedition in backwoods English. He's never gone to school because he works on the farm of Mister Ernest, who unofficially adopted him when his mother ran off with "that Vickiburg roadhouse feller" and his father left the next day. On third day, Mister Ernest appears and offers to take the boy in since his wife had died three years earlier. On this cold November morning the boy rides in the saddle behind Mister Ernest on Dan, while Simon leads the dogs headed by old Eagle into the bayou and across cane brakes. They pass by "standers" hunters crouched in the bushes with guns, and hear shots in the distance. The dogs...

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