Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham Lines 71-107 Summary
- Pretending he has some measure of control over the situation, the big guy slams Sam with a barrage of negatives.
- Just in time, Sam sees a train with one conductor and three passengers coming down the track. In this train, he seems to see a solution to the whole desperate situation. Hey, he's a smart kid.
- As the big guy cringes in what looks like terror and horror, Sam grins madly and floors the dragster, propelling it off the tree and onto the train.
- Frenzied, Sam asks, "Could you, would you,/ on a train?"
- As the train heads into a tunnel (with the dragster, Sam, and company on top of it), the big guy reiterates his utter disgust for the dish in question.
- We're starting to get the point.
- In the dark tunnel, it occurs to Sam that the dish might be enjoyed in "the dark" (56, 57, 58). Why not?
- When they exit the tunnel, it's raining. This presents a perfect opportunity for Sam to ask the big guy, "Would you, could you,/ in the rain?" (91-92).
- The big guy sticks to his guns, though, refusing the dish again and again and again. And again.
- But wait! There's one surprise left on this wacky train ride. That's right, exactly what you expected: a goat.
- Maybe the goat will finally cinch the deal.
- Nopers. The big guy won't eat green eggs and ham, even with a goat by his side. Snob.