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Summary Of Santa Fe By Cather

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Father Joseph returns to Santa Fé from Colorado to beg for money to aid the Denver Church. When explaining his time spent in Colorado, Father Joseph recalls the time “a French priest who was visiting him had pulled out a long stem of hay that stuck through the thin [mattress ticking]”(258). Father Joseph, amongst other issues, deplores the lack of vegetation claiming, “nobody would stick a shovel into the earth for anything less than gold”(258). Cather implies through lamenting the tales of his tough life in Colorado to “the sympathetic women of Santa Fé” (257), Father Joseph uses his position and knowledge of the kindness and devoutness of the natives to take advantage of them. By describing his journey as a “begging expedition”(257) amongst
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