The Corn Grows Ripe - 6. Study Summary & Analysis

Dorothy Rhoads
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6. Study Summary

In Study, Father remains in his hammock. His leg will not heal. His wound opens and closes. The medicine man comes, but nothing works. Father will not walk again until harvest.

Tigre goes to Don Alfonso's house for lessons, which he enjoys. He is a very curious boy and asks intelligent questions. He asks about why fire does not burn live trees. He realizes the sap protects them. Don Alfonso encourages questions, learning, knowledge and curiosity, but Tigre's family does not. They explain everything by way of the gods.

One hen dies, which is bad for Tigre's family. The next day one more hen is dead. They fasten the coop with a stick. The third day two hens are dead. Great-Grandmother says there must be a hole. A vampire bat gets inside. Tigre questions her and asks why a vampire bat would go...

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