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A Child’s View
Essay title: A Child’s View
In Thomas Wolfe’s The Child by Tiger (reprinted in Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson, Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 9th ed. [Boston: Wadsworth, 2006]

Prosser is a big man who is admired by the children. As a black man he is a servant of one of the children but is loved by all the children. He is an excellent shot and shows the children his great marksmanship with a small rifle of one of the children. The children make Prosser sound great because they build him up by how gentle he is with them. The children think of Dick as quoted in the story, “ There was nothing he did not know.” (

Several references are made by Spangler animates Prosser’s cat-life

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