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There is something about nature out of control that touches a primal terror. We are used to believing that we are the masters of our domain, and that.

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2 There is something about nature out of control that touches a primal terror. We are used to believing that we are the masters of our domain, and that God has given us this earth to rule over. We need this illusion like a good night-light. The truth is more fearsome:we are as frail as young trees in tornadoes, and our beloved homes are one flood away from driftwood. Look close. He held the wood chunk with its embedded ivory dagger in front of my face. I could see pits and scars on the ivorys surface, and its edges were serrated like a fishing knife. 2

3 They had rolled away their own stone and emerged reborn into a new spring, and they had delivered to us a stinging sermon on the tenacity of life that would stay with us far longer than anything Reverend Lovoy could have said. We had, all of us, experienced the thorns and nails in a most personal way. She kept saying, Damballa, Damballa, Damballa, and then her voice would sail upward in an African song again. 3

4 . Daddy sent me here with a message. He says he expects the people of this town to show true brotherhood and Christian values in this time of trouble. Mr. Vandercamp Senior, Sir? Will you kindly keep a record of the names of those able-bodied and good- thinking men who borrow utensils from you for the purpose of helping the residents of Bruton? My daddy would appreciate it. 4

5 Are there any magic or supernatural happenings up to this point in Boys Life? What religious rites are observed is this section of the novel? How is small town life illustrated with the flooding of Bruton? Besides Granddaddy Jaybird, other eccentric characters are being introduced. Discuss them. 5

6 Paraphrase Summary 6

7 The Lady Cory Mr. Dollar Candystick Kid Rocket 7 Gordo and Gotha Branlin Nemo Curliss Wyatt Earp Mrs. Neville Potion #10 Mr. Lightfoot Wings Golden Eye The Blaylocks The Contest


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