However, Billy's tummy began to rumble and grumble and gurgle with the unrisen
yeasty bread dough inside, and the little goat soon felt quite overcome, with a big bloated tummy.
He immediately began to breathe easier, his fear subsiding, as he saw not Christ splitting the heavens asunder but a shaft of amber light from the as yet unrisen
sun illuminating a cloudbank.
The narrative's implicit fear of a world swarming with disreputable life and the sense of being entrapped by it eventually coalesces into a fear of family life, and, within the confines of the family, misogynistic fears of women and their reproductive powers.(4) Capitalism is to blame for much of the suffering in the novel, yet as the title of the novel implies, Sinclair regards capitalism precisely as an unrisen
nature into which humankind can periodically fall, or from which it can be transformed by the application of socialist principles.