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What did Doc Wilson mean when he said, “Nothing in the world ever comes quite free”?


To save his own lives, Penny murdered the doe. When jody expressed his emotions about bringing back the fawn, the doctor felling to take back the fawn, the doctor said so because it was just like paying or returning to the doe's death.

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How did Jody bring the fawn back home?

Jody was filled with emotion after he found the fawn. Can you find at least three words or phrases which show how he felt?

How did the deer drink milk from the gourd?

Why didn’t the fawn follow Jody up the steps as he had thought it would?

Why did Penny Baxter allow Jody to go find the fawn and raise it?

What did Doc Wilson mean when he said, “Nothing in the world ever comes quite free”?

How did Jody look after the fawn, after he accepted the responsibility for doing this?

How does Jody’s mother react when she hears that he is going to bring the fawn home? Why does she react in this way?

Look at these pairs of sentences.

Penny said to Jody, “Will you be back before dinner?” Penny asked Jody if he would be back before dinner. “How are you feeling, Pa?” asked Jody. Jody asked his father how he was feeling.

Here are some questions in direct speech. Put them into reported speech.

(i) Penny said, “Do you really want it son?”
(ii) Mill-wheel said, “Will he ride back with me?”
(iii) He said to Mill-wheel, “Do you think the fawn is still there?”
(iv) He asked Mill-wheel, “Will you help me find him?”
(v) He said, “Was it up here that Pa got bitten by the snake?”

Look at these two sentences.

He tumbled backward.
It turned its head.

The first sentence has an intransitive verb, a verb without an object.
The second sentence has a transitive verb. It has a direct object. We can ask: “What did it turn?” You can answer: “Its head. It turned its head.” Say whether the verb in each sentence below transitive or intransitive. Ask yourself a ‘what’ question about the verb, as in the example above. (For some verbs, the object is a person, so ask the question ‘who’ instead of ‘what’).

(i) Jody then went to the kitchen.
(ii) The fawn wobbled after him.
(iii) You found him.
(iv) He picked it up.
(v) He dipped his fingers in the milk.
(vi) It bleated frantically and butted him.
(vii) The fawn sucked his fingers.
(viii) He lowered his fingers slowly into the milk.
(ix) It stamped its small hoofs impatiently.
(x) He held his fingers below the level of the milk.
(xi) The fawn followed him.
(xii) He walked all day.
(xiii) He stroked its sides.
(xiv) The fawn lifted its nose.
(xv) Its legs hung limply.