The First Man - Part 2, The Son or The First Man, The Chicken Coop and Cutting the Hen's Throat Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, The Son or The First Man, The Chicken Coop and Cutting the Hen's Throat Summary

One day the grandmother asks Uncle Josephin to bring her some hens. Uncle Etienne builds a chicken coop. The grandmother asks Henri, Jacques' older brother, to retrieve a hen, but Henri is too scared. Jacques does it instead and brings it into the kitchen. Jacques does not like doing it, but it puts him in the grandmother's good graces. As a reward, the grandmother has Jacques help her slit the hen's throat. Jacques is sickened, but he does it. The family agrees Jacques is brave and he will go to the chicken coop from now on. Lucie stares out the window, and this makes Jacques sad. Jacques goes to bed, but tries to stay awake...

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