The Yearling - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

The noisy meal over, Pa Forrester asks Penny to go on now with the story of Old Slewfoot's latest activity. To Jody's amazement, Ma insists her large sons first clear the table and wash the dishes. Fodder-wing collects scraps for the dogs and his array of pets as Jody watches in disbelief, hoping his father will not pass along to his mother the notion of men-folk helping in the kitchen.

Penny now holds the group enthralled as he relates the story of Slewfoot's trespass onto his property, the killing of the sow, and the excitement of the hunt, told step by step. Jody is proud of his father's skill in making the story itself almost more thrilling than the actual hunt, and he relishes the fact that his slight, short father is the best hunter in this room of giants. The Forresters sit on the edge of...

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