The Corn Grows Ripe - 8. Anticipation Summary & Analysis

Dorothy Rhoads
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8. Anticipation Summary

In Anticipation, the next day it rains. The rain is good because it fertilizes the soil. Other men in the village congratulate Tigre because they did not burn their milpas before the rain. Father is happy because they would have had to wait two to three weeks to burn because the land has to dry out before burning. Tigre does a good job. He gets cocky and says there will be a good harvest. Great-Grandmother says not to boast because he has not seen the corn yet.

May 3rd is an upcoming event for the village. It is the day of the Holy Cross. There is a huge festival with dancing, feasting and ceremonies to the patron saint. There are cowboys and bull riders. Tigre makes a rope to enter into the cowboy festival. Father says he is too young, but then stops...

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