The Yearling - Study Guide Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Under July's sweltering sun, Jody hoes the endless sea of sweet potatoes, hoping to finish by noon and then go to visit Fodder-wing and get a name for his fawn. The fawn has been a nuisance during the hoeing, having lost its childish innocence and taken on a knowing look and a demanding approach. Still, Jody takes pleasure in working with the fawn nearby. Buck has been gone for two weeks now, and Penny is getting stronger, but still the balance of the labor falls to Jody. The fawn has grown and matured and, although even Ma now tolerates it, the wild animal has caused some problems.

As Jody realizes he will not finish the task before noon and, therefore, will not be allowed the visit to Fodder-wing, Penny approaches with a deal: If Jody will fetch the water from the sinkhole, Penny will finish the hoeing...

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