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This is Jody’s Fawn Questions & Answers
Question 1: What had happened to Jody’s father?
Answer: Jody’s father was bitten by a rattlesnake.
Question 2: How did the doe save Penny’s life?
Answer: When Jody’s father Penny was bitten by a rattlesnake, Jody quickly killed a doe and used its heart and liver to draw out the poison as a home remedy to save Penny’s life.
Question 3: Why does Jody want to bring the fawn home?
Answer: When Jody killed the doe to use its organs to save his father’s life, he felt guilty about making the fawn orphan by killing its mother. He could not stop thinking about the fawn being alone without a mother and did not want to leave it scared and hungry. He wanted to bring the fawn home to care of it and offer some milk.
Question 4: How does Jody know that the fawn is a male?
Answer: Jody’s father Penny had told him that the spots on a doe-fawn (female) are in different direction, whereas the fawn they were looking for had the spots all in a line, which meant that this fawn was a male.
Question 5: Jody didn’t want Mill-wheel with him for two reasons. What were they?
Answer: Jody was unwilling to have Mill-wheel with him for two reasons. Firstly, if the fawn was dead, or could not be found, he did not want Mill-wheel to see his disappointment. Secondly, if the fawn was alive, the meeting would be so lovely and secret that he could not endure to share it with anyone.
Question 6: Why was Mill-wheel afraid to leave Jody alone
Answer: Mill-wheel thought that what would happen if, Jody got lost or he too is bitten by the snake, hence he was afraid to leave him alone.
Question 7: How did Jody bring the fawn back home?
Answer: Jody tried his best not to scare the fawn away. He stroked its neck slowly and wrapped his hands around it. He then picked up the little fawn and walked through the thick bushes of the forest. He tried to protect its face from the sharp vines. When Jody became tired, he stopped by on his way home and took some rest. Suddenly he remembered his father once said that a fawn once carried follows if it had first been carried. He gently put the fawn down for some time and it initially refused to follow. Jody took it to his arms and put it down and gradually noticed that it had started to follow him. When they finally reached home, the fawn was unable to climb the stairs. Seeing this, Jody picked up the little deer on his arms and took it inside his house.
This is Jody’s Fawn Questions & Answers
Question 8: Jody was filled with emotion after he found the fawn. Can you find at least three words or phrases which show how he felt?
Answer: When Jody reached out his hand and laid it on its soft neck, that touch made him ‘delirious’. When the fawn stared after Jody, took few wobbling steps towards him and cried piteously and was willing to follow him, Jody was ‘light-headed with his joy’. When Jody brought the little deer to his home, it seemed to Penny that ‘the boy’s eyes were as bright as the fawn’s’.
Question 9: How did the deer drink milk from the gourd?
Answer: Jody poured milk into a small gourd and kept it in front of the fawn. It butted it suddenly, smelling the milk, but could make nothing of the milk in the gourd. Jody saved it precariously from spilling over the floor. Then the deer slowly started drinking milk from Jody’s hands when he dipped his fingers in the milk and thrust them into the fawn’s soft wet mouth.
Question 10: Why didn’t the fawn follow Jody up the steps as he had thought it would?
Answer: A fawn is an animal used to live free in woods and not used to the atmosphere of living in houses and climbing stairs, hence it failed to follow Jody up the staircase when it reached Jody’s home.
Question 11: Why did Penny Baxter allow Jody to go find the fawn and raise it?
Answer: Penny Baxter allowed Jody to go find the fawn and raise it because he was feeling guilty of taking the life of its mother whose organs were used to draw out the poison of a snake bite. He agreed to Jody’s interest to bring the fawn home as he did not want the little deer who was orphaned for no fault of its own to die from starvation. Penny felt a sense of responsibility towards the fawn when Jody requested him if they could raise the little deer.
Question 12: What did Doc Wilson mean when he said, “Nothing in the world ever comes quite free”?
Answer: When Doc Wilson said, “Nothing in the world ever comes quite free”, he meant paying back. As we know doe was killed and its organs were used to cure Penny from snake bite, so bringing home fawn to care of it and offer food would be a kind of pay back for saving Penny’s life.
Question 13: How did Jody look after the fawn, after he accepted the responsibility for doing this?
Answer: Jody took very good care of the fawn when he accepted its responsibility. He would gently stroke its neck slowly and wrapped his hands on its soft neck. While taking it home, he picked up the little fawn and walked through the thick bushes of the forest shielding its face from the sharp vines. When Jody became tired, he stopped by on his way home and took some rest. He allowed the little deer to follow him and carried it up the staircase on reaching home. When he offered it to drink milk from the gourd, the deer initially didn’t know how to respond. However, the deer slowly started drinking milk from Jody’s hands when he dipped his fingers in the milk and thrust them into the fawn’s soft wet mouth.
Question 14: 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?
Answer: Jody’s mother was astonished when she heard that Jody wanted to bring home the young fawn. But when she came to know that the doe which saved Penny’s life was the little fawn’s mother, she was left speechless. She gasped with surprise and held the coffee pot in mid-air. She was not in favour of getting a wild animal at home. She told Jody that they had nothing else to feed the fawn except milk, which he would need to sacrifice in order to feed the little deer.
So, these were This is Jody’s Fawn Questions & Answers.