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The Crossing Summary
Cormac McCarthy

Everything you need to understand or teach The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy.

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The Crossing Summary

Plot Summary

Billy Parham and his younger brother Boyd are teenagers in Cloverdale, Arizona, in the early 1940s when a wolf, apparently having traveled up from Mexico, finds her way onto the Parham land and takes down several cows. Billy and his father, Will, begin to work a trap line, hoping to catch the wolf before losing any more cows to the wolf'shunger. The wolf finds the traps and exposes them to the light of day without springing them. Billy's father is disgusted with their efforts and Billy continues to work the line, often alone. He notes that the wolf digs one day in the abandoned campfire of a group of vaqueros, so Billy sets a -trap in a newly-abandoned site. When he returns the following day, the wolf is caught in Billy's trap. Billy now faces the dilemma of what to do with the animal he's trapped. He initially...

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