The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam - The Lone Wild Hog, and Mister Short Summary & Analysis

Quang Nhuong Huynh
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The Lone Wild Hog: Wild hogs were another danger in Nhuong's hamlet. Hogs rub up against oil trees, which ooze sap. This sap dries on the hog's skin to become a hard armor that prevents knives or even bullets from penetrating the hog's hide. The only vulnerable place on the hog is its neck, because no sap builds there. The worst kind of hogs is male hogs which have separated from their herds, because they are particularly vicious.

One of these lone wild hogs attacked a farmer and his daughter one day. The farmer was gored to death and died, along with his dog, while the daughter hid in tall grass. The hamlet rallied a hunting party, and followed their team of bloodhounds to the edge of the jungle, where the dogs had...

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