In Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech, how does Uncle Nate hurt his leg??

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In Chapter 31, Bonnie tells Zinny that Uncle Nate hurt his leg "doing the boogie-woogie".

Regardless of its origin, Uncle Nate's injury is significant because it contributes to his fragile mental state.  His behavior has been erratic since the deaths of his beloved daughter and his wife, and the loss...

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In Chapter 31, Bonnie tells Zinny that Uncle Nate hurt his leg "doing the boogie-woogie".

Regardless of its origin, Uncle Nate's injury is significant because it contributes to his fragile mental state.  His behavior has been erratic since the deaths of his beloved daughter and his wife, and the loss of mobility caused by his injured leg further contributes to his depression.

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