Short Story Masterpieces - 'The Third Prize', 'The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky', 'Open Winter', and 'Barn Burning' Summary & Analysis

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'The Third Prize', 'The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky', 'Open Winter', and 'Barn Burning' Summary

In 'The Third Prize,' two men, Naboth Bird and George Robins are runners. One August day, they compete in a local town where they meet two women, Margery and Minnie. Following the race, where George is third, the men meet with Jerry Chambers, a local street ruffian who tries to borrow money from them. When winners are called, someone else's name is called for third place. George changes hats with Naboth, and collects the prize. George then changes hats back, and explains that someone else has taken his third place prize, and is given more money. As they leave the grounds, they come upon Jerry again, who is begging for his blind aunt and uncle. Without...

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