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The Yearling Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 29 Summary

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Chapter 29 Summary

Penny is laid up with rheumatism in February, unable to work at all. Ma suggests that Jody do the plowing, but Penny explains that he has not been adequately trained. When she presses him, insisting that he was surely plowing by that age, Penny says that he would rather Jody have a childhood, as he himself did not. Jody does light chores, but mostly he hunts playfully in the woods with Flag, even carrying his father's gun. One day Jody sees Flag on a high ridge, silhouetted against the sky, and realizes how much his fawn has grown. He asks his father if Flag might be a yearling yet and perhaps have horns soon. Penny explains that soon Flag will be in that in-between stage of "yearling," not a fawn, but not yet a buck. He will probably get horns in July. Excited, Jody pesters his mother...

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