The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Book 2, Chapters 7-9 Summary

Ernest J. Gaines

Book 2, Chapters 7-9 Summary

Jane and Joe make enough money over the years to buy a small farm of their own, but Joe tells Jane that he does not like farming. What he does best is breaking wild horses, and that is what he wants to do. Joe’s reputation grows. People come from all around to watch him ride some of the meanest horses, which no one else could ride.

Jane is worried about Joe. She starts to have dreams of his death. She is afraid every time he breaks one of the horses that he is going to have a terrible accident and be killed. She tells Joe about her fears. She wants him to stop riding the wild horses but Joe will not hear of it. He tells her he feels that God put him on earth to ride horses. So that is what he must do.


(The entire section is 647 words.)