The Yearling - Study Guide Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Some time has passed and Jody is sick in bed now. His mother is treating him for fever, but he secretly believes his belly is in knots due to the vast quantity of half-ripe berries he has consumed. He has not told his mother of the berries, though, because he does not want to endure a purge. Ma is convinced he has either fever or measles. The latter could kill him if the rash fails to break out, so she brings him mullein tea to bring out the rash. Jody feels somewhat guilty for lying in bed, forcing his father to do all the work for the past two days. He realizes that, if the unripe berries, on top of several days of hearty eating of venison, pork sausage and other meat, are truly the cause of the problem, he could have taken a purge and been...

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