Worthing Farm

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"Worthing Farm"
AuthorOrson Scott Card
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Published inThe Worthing Saga
PublisherTor Books
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Paperback)
Publication date1990
Short story collection

"Worthing Farm" is a short story by Orson Scott Card. It appears in his short story collection The Worthing Saga.

Plot summary[edit]

One of Jason Worthing’s descendants Elijah lives on the Worthing Farm with his wife and two sons. Because there is a severe drought and nothing will grow Elijah’s wife wants to leave the farm. Elijah believes that if he does he will die from a curse. When Elijah’s wife tries to go he beats her up and then goes out to the field and wishes for rain. To his surprise the rain comes. Unfortunately, there is too much and the farm is flooded. Because he will be unable to repair the damage to the farmhouse before winter Elijah packs up his family and takes them to his brother’s new inn. At the inn he discovers that his nephew Peter has the same powers he has.

Connection to the Worthing Saga[edit]

This story takes place several years before the events in the story "Worthing Inn". Orson Scott Card wrote a very different version of this story in chapter 9 of his novel The Worthing Chronicle.

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