The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories - Cody's Story by Robert Olmstead Summary & Analysis

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Cody's Story by Robert Olmstead Summary

Cody's Story is the story of two loggers, Cody and G.R, who work in the winter in the woods. G.R. is significantly older than Cody, but they get along well. G.R. is getting older and starting to work less well, a little sloppily. While working alone, Cody falls down the side of the mountain, but he makes it back. When back, G.R. makes him promise to kill him if he's ever too daft to work in the woods. It's incredibly cold that night and the two men sleep in the same bed to keep warm.

Cody's Story by Robert Olmstead Analysis

On a certain level, Cody's Story illustrates the natural succession, as the younger generation replaces the older generation, and how the younger can still learn from the older. The end of the story, as...

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