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He vows to someday own a gun and get the respect he deserves, and he wants to prove to the others that he is no longer a child. He decides to head to the local store to examine the guns offered in a mail-order catalog, hoping that his mother will let him buy a pistol with the money he earns working in Mr.
Entering the store, Dave feels his confidence drain from him when he sees Joe, the shopkeeper, but he manages to convince Joe to lend him the catalog overnight. His interest piqued, Dave says he will come back for it later. Saunders chides Dave for being late, and Dave tells her he was visiting his friends.
On his way out to wash his hands, Mrs. Saunders notices the catalog and seizes it, giving it back when Dave explains he has to return it the next day.
During supper, Dave is too engrossed in the catalog to eat or notice the arrival of his father and younger brother. Admiring the revolvers, he chokes down his dinner, knowing that he should ask his mother for the money instead of his father.
Dave finally works up enough courage after dinner to broach the subject, first asking his mother whether Mr.
Hawkins has paid her for his time working in the fields. Saunders responds that the money is solely for his school clothes and immediately dismisses the idea of buying a gun.
Still not fully convinced, Mrs. After buying the pistol, Dave walks around the fields with it, admiring the gun but too scared and unsure of how to fire it.
Saunders approaches him in the middle of the night and quietly asks for the gun, but Dave tells her that he stashed it outside and will give it to her in the morning. When he wakes up, Dave removes the gun and holds it in his hands, realizing that he now has the power to kill someone.
He quietly gets out of bed and ties the pistol to his leg with an old strip of flannel. He then heads out to the fields where he works, and he accidentally runs into his boss, Mr. Surprised but not wanting to give away his secret, Dave tells Mr.
He hitches the plow to a mule named Jenny and heads to the field farthest away so that he can fire the pistol without anyone noticing. After holding and admiring the gun, Dave finally works up the courage to actually pull the trigger.
Dave panics and desperately tries to stop the bleeding by plugging the wound with dirt, but Jenny soon dies. Someone eventually finds Jenny, and a small group gathers around her body. When pressed, Dave lies and says that Jenny had been startled and fell on the point of the plow.
Saunders urges him to tell the truth and then quietly asks about the gun when no one else is listening. Crying and realizing that he has to tell the truth, Dave confesses."The Man Who Was Almost a Man" also known as "Almos' a man", is a short story by Richard kaja-net.com was published in as part of Wright's compilation Eight kaja-net.com story centers on Dave, a young African-American farm worker who is struggling to declare his .
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