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The Ancient Child Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, Chapter 18, There Is a Menace among the Words Summary

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Book 1, Chapter 18, There Is a Menace among the Words Summary

Dwight Dicks and his son, Murphy, work at cleaning out barn stalls. Dwight is a large, homely man, while Murphy is young and strong. Although there is a family resemblance, it is hard to imagine Murphy growing old and looking like his father. Dwight pitches hay with a short fork, and the bending brings pain to his back. He takes a generous drink of whiskey from a bottle he keeps hidden in a corner of the horse stall in which he works. He calls to his son and asks about what happened to a horse named Murphy's Law. The son answers that he got a fair price and expects more in the future. Dwight lewdly implies that his son received sex from a good-looking female Native American, probably Grey, as payment...

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