Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

While lying under a tree drying from his bath, a man walks up and wants to talk to the kid. The man introduces himself as a sergeant in Captain White's company. Although the Mexican War has been over for almost a year, Captain White does not believe it is over and intends to continue fighting. The sergeant promises the kid they will give him a gun, some clothes, and the spoils of war if he will join. The kid agrees to meet with the captain. The captain tells the kid why he thinks it is important for them to continue to fight the Mexicans, mostly because of American life lost during the war, and because the captain does not seem to think highly of Mexicans. The captain then gives the kid a shirt and instructs the sergeant to provide him with a gun...

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