The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel - Chapter 14, Death of the Old Man through Chapter 19, Kansas to Missouri Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14, Death of the Old Man through Chapter 19, Kansas to Missouri Summary

In chapter fourteen, Henry recalls the story of the death of his father. Will comes back from the war in 1945 and finds the farm in ruins. Will builds a cabin in the woods and laments the selling of the horses, the planting of alfalfa, and of fir trees. Through the war, he spent much of his time cutting trees and processing them in his own mill. Will particularly despises the coal strip the mining company has dug into the land, but Joe notes he was not able to stop them. Will marries, and begins working as a truck driver for the lumber company. For many years, Will and Joe hardly speak. One night, Lorraine calls Will because Joe has not come home from logging. Will comes to...

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