Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

The kid and his company of filibusters start out toward Mexico. It is a foreign land to the kid, a bare, flat land with little vegetation or wildlife. They travel on horseback with their guns on their saddles before them, each man well armed. There is a supply wagon that travels behind them where they prepare and store the antelope meat from the game they killed. They travel before dawn and forgo a fire for six days, causing exhaustion among the men and the horses. Two men come down with cholera, one dies that same day. Another becomes ill the next day. They are placed in the supply wagon for the day's travel where they died. By the time they have been out ten days, four men have died. Two days later, they come upon a place where there are bones, cast-off clothes...

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