However, he is called sharply back to reality when his mother calls him in to breakfast, complaining that he has run too long and will have to milk the cow when he has finished breakfast. Coming into the house, he is heckled by his mother and whined at by his older sisters, Ellie (the oldest) and Brenda (the second oldest), who make nuisances of themselves in general by pestering their mother for money for school and bickering over the chores. We also meet May Belle, Jesse's six-year-old sister, who admires Jess a great deal and gets along better with him than do the others, and Joyce Ann, his four-year-old sister who is young enough to be simply a pain in the neck. Brenda and Ellie coax money out of their mother for back-to-school shopping, which leaves Jess to do all the chores, "as usual," he thinks grumpily.
At the end of the chapter, May Belle brings Jess the news that a new family is moving into the "old Perkins place", which is the farm next door to theirs. Jess shrugs off the news and carries on with the chores.
Summary Chapter 2
Jess finishes the chores with his mother. Today she has been canning beans, and the resultant heat from all the boiling has put her in a terrible mood and worn Jess out. He makes dinner for his little sisters, and then stretches out to... [continues]
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