Water for Elephants - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

When the train stops the next morning, Jacob meets with August in order to check the horse. Before the horse is brought out of the stable car, Marlena, August's wife and the beautiful woman Jacob saw in the menagerie the day before, appears. Marlena insists on bringing the ailing horse out herself, but has trouble coaxing the horse to walk. Before Jacob even moves close to the horse, he sees the problem. Jacob is unhappy because the horse's injury cannot be healed. Jacob breaks the news to Marlena and August as gently as he can. Jacob recommends keeping the horse stalled and taking him off his feed, although Jacob expresses his doubts that he can heal the horse. Uncle Al stops by and tells Jacob that Jacob has a job, but his continued employment depends on him healing this horse. Then Uncle Al announces that they are...

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