Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

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Describe the incident involving Sam Gardiner and Guy Wortman in Across Five Aprils.

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Sam Gardiner is the owner of the general store in town.  He is kind to Jethro when the young boy comes in alone, having been sent to get supplies for his family.  There are a number of other men loitering in the store, however, and some of them, Guy Wortman in particular, begin to give Jethro a hard time.

Wortman, who has been drinking, asks Jethro insinuatingly if his pa is "good and down on Bill...does he teach you yore brother is a skunk that deserves...

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