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Describe Pa's character in "Split Cherry Tree."  

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Pa had very llittle formal schooling when he was growing up - "jist readin', writin', and cipherin'." - and doesn't understand the need for anything more when the story begins. He is a hard worker and expects the same from Dave; they both need to put in many hours of hard physical labor to work the farm. However, Pa does realize the importance of education and has made the decision that Dave should be allowed to attend high school instead of dropping out to help on the farm. "I'm tryin' to make a scholar out'n Dave. He's the only one...

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