In the book, The Yearling, how did Fodder-Wing get his name?

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The sympathetic character of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel, The Yearling, Fodder-Wing is a member of the neighboring family that lives near the Baxters. He is the youngest and most innocent of the wild Forrester clan who often feud with and steal from Penny Baxter. Fodder-Wing is also Jody Baxter's best friend, and he is whiz with wild animals. Fodder-Wing earned his nickname by his constant urge to fly; when at last he made an earnest attempt to do so, he jumped off the roof of the house, causing the severe, crippling injuries from which he eventually died.

carlygirl | Student

he always has the urge to fly

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