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Jack's father heads off to West Virginia for a few days. When he gets back, he heads upstairs to cut Jack "down to size."
Yikes. We hope not literally.
Instead of the expected lecture on cutting down the corn, Jack seems to be in for a lecture on gun safety, since his mother told his dad about his misadventure with the Japanese rifle.
Cue the flashback music: Jack recalls a hunting trip, where his father attempted to give him some gun safety lessons—and lessons in controlling flatulence, because the smell of human farts scares the deer away.
Huh. Good to know.
Especially good in this case, since Jack doesn't want his dad to shoot the dear. He tries to pass gas silently as an odiferous warning.
As he's working on mustering up some flatulence, he remembers reading about a tribe called the Hairy Ainus People who lived in the Aleutian Islands.
Rescue mission successful! After the deer runs away, Jack's father returns to the gun safety lessons, asking him: "You understand never to play with guns, right?" (6.60). Jack agrees, but this is obviously a lie.
Back to the present: neither Jack nor his father loaded the Japanese rifle, so it's still a mystery.