The Corn Grows Ripe - 10. Planting Summary & Analysis

Dorothy Rhoads
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10. Planting Summary

In Planting, the fiesta is over. The rains have not come. Everyone uses the words "famine" and "drought." It is very scary. One night, it finally rains. The weather assists the villagers. Tigre is up before daylight and he is ready to plant. Great-Grandmother has his bag ready. The earth is finally ready for planting. Father instructs to make holes in the soil with the stick and drop the seeds in each one.

The village is full of hurrying men walking to their milpas. The ground is wet and soft. It is ready for seeds. Tigre pokes a hole with his stick into the soil. He drops a few grains of corn. He also drops beans and squash seeds. He covers the hole with the edge of his sandal and steps down. This is how Tigre plants seeds.

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