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The Tie That Binds: A Novel - Chapters Seven and Eight Summary & Analysis

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Chapters Seven and Eight Summary

Chapter seven begins with Sandy saying that his father kept trying to change things in order to make them fair. He arranges for Charlie Best, a neighbor, to lease the Goodnough land, knowing that Roy would never allow John to lease it. After Roy's death, Edith would lease the land to Sandy, but for now the Roscoes don't farm Goodnough land. Sandy graduates high school in 1946 and goes off to college at Fort Collins. After his fourth year of college, Sandy returns home without his diploma but is "about half willing" to return for another try at chemistry in order to get his degree. On June eleventh, Sandy and John are riding the fields rounding up cattle when John dies of a heart attack. Sandy cries in the pasture for some time, fans flies from his father's...

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