Study Guide

Out of the Dust Chapter 107

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 107

November Dust

  • Even though the dust still comes, the wheat is growing just fine. How's that for a symbol of hope?
  • As she and Daddy walk around the farm, Billie Jo sees that the wheat isn't the only sign of life—the pond Ma suggested is working and will help keep the apple tree and grass alive.
  • Apparently Billie Jo still has a crush on Mad Dog, who comes home to visit every week or so from his job at the Amarillo radio station.
  • Best of all, the wheat is growing so well that Daddy will have more of a crop than last year.