Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

After the Indians leave, the kid slips away on foot, as the horses have all been killed. The kid makes his ways to some boulders and begins to climb, when he hears a voice from behind. Sproule, one of the other soldiers, has also survived the attack with seven others. Sproule's horse was injured, and the other men left him behind. His arm is badly wounded. Neither have any supplies, so they decide to head toward a rim rock, where Sproule thinks there are signs of life and possibly water. They find water and camp nearby for the night. The next morning the follow the tracks of the war party and come upon several mules that have been killed. A little further on, they come to a tree that has been decorated with the bodies of dead babies. Later, they cross through a...

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