The Corn Grows Ripe - 3. Trouble Summary & Analysis

Dorothy Rhoads
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3. Trouble Summary

In Trouble, the next morning Father goes to the bush. Tigre feels physically worn down. He chooses to go to school, instead of helping Father. Mother babies Tigre and says he is just a boy and he will help Father tomorrow. Great-Grandmother says Tigre always begins things, but he never finishes them.

Tigre goes to school. He comes to Father lying in the hammock. Two strange men are in the house. Mother is crying and a tree has fallen on Father. Great-Grandmother says he offended the Balams, the corn gods. Father's leg is broken. He had chopped himself free and dragged himself through the bush when the two men found him. Tigre feels guilty. He says this would not have happened if he accompanied Father. Great-Grandmother says it is better he did not go because something might have happened to him. Father needs...

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