The Bingo Palace - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

During the fast, Lyman passes three days, until on the third day something moves him to dance. Lyman dances on and feels no distraction from hunger or exhaustion. Eventually, he hears a drum and voices singing in the wind. The sounds enclose Lyman, and he dances fiercely for his brother Henry. Others on the reservation assume that when Lyman dances it is for Shawnee, but Lyman has taken his brother's dance clothes and dances only for him and his legacy. Lyman has never gotten over his failed attempt to save his brother from drowning himself. Lyman thinks of how he was once jealous of Henry's dance abilities, but Henry wouldn't allow Lyman to stay jealous and would always share a hug with Lyman whenever he won a competition. As Lyman dances on, he feels his brother close to him, protecting him and finally...

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