What is a summary of Chapter 2 of Rabbit Hill?

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Rabbit Hillis a children’s novel written by Robert Lawson . It was first published in 1944. It follows the life of animals who live next to an uninhabited house, which means they do not have enough food. As new people are going to move into this house, the animals...

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Rabbit Hill is a children’s novel written by Robert Lawson. It was first published in 1944. It follows the life of animals who live next to an uninhabited house, which means they do not have enough food. As new people are going to move into this house, the animals are excited, because they hope that things will improve.

Chapter 2 is called “Mother Worries”. The mother is working hard, as she is nervous about the new people moving into the house. She is not as optimistic as some of the others, instead she worries that this might bring problems and trouble. She is aware that not all humans like animals: she has heard rumors of how other humans had killed animals by sending exhaust fumes down their burrows.

Another of her worries is that “the newcomers might cut down and plow up the thicket where the burrow lay.” The fact that the new people might also own cats and dogs, which might endanger their children and grandchildren, further worries the mother. The father tries to calm her down and stop her from worrying by offering her solutions for each of her worries. However, the mother simply can’t stop herself from worrying.

The parents also decide to invite Uncle Analdas to their burrow. Firstly, because they worry about him, but also because they hope he might prove helpful should there be problems, as he is the oldest and most experienced member of their family. They decide to send Little Georgie to collect him.

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