Setting

Physical setting

The short story “The Moose and the Sparrow” by Hugh Garner takes place in a logging camp in British Columbia. The mention of UBC (University of British Columbia), where Cecil studies (p. 209, l. 12), and Vancouver (p. 211, l. 31) help in placing the story. The camp appears to be isolated and fat from civilization, since the only way to leave is by plane.

The time setting of the events in the story appears to be close to the time when the story was written (1966). There are mentions of air travel (p. 214, l. 15) which place the story in the 20th century. 

The main action occurs in the logging camp in summer, over the course of a month. This is roughly the time Cecil spends at the camp (p. 210, ll. 28-34), before he has to return to ...

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