Sweetland - Book I: Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Michael Crummey
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Sweetland is awakened by the sound of Loveless' cow in distress. He sees through his window that Loveless isn't helping her, so he goes to the barn himself. It is a stillbirth. He calls to Loveless to help save the cow's life. Loveless finally gets up, complaining to his dead sister about the cow. Sweetland wonders why Loveless has neglected the cow, probably causing the calf's death and perhaps even the cow's. Though Sweetland urges Loveless to call upon the experience of Glad Vatcher, Loveless doesn't want to. He begs Sweetland to help. Sweetland gets a cable to pull the corpse of the calf out of the cow. It takes a great deal of time and effort, but they are finally successful. Loveless wonders if the cow will recover, but Sweetland is openly skeptical. As he leaves, he sees Queenie smoking in...

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