Is this a story about girls strung up by their heads in hopes of a better life OR about a family that is resentful of what they do not have? I think it could go either way, but lean on the side of the family. Being from a poor family I understand how the parents felt not being able to buy a gift that their child really wants. As hard as it is to say I have to side with Farmer Rich that the money would have been better “sowed” for the future. It is so very hard to not get your children something special for their birthday,and am guilty of this myself. In this strange future were living people are lawn decorations we still seem to have the same old problems, and the division between the haves and have nots now is decided by how many girls hang in the yard.