Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

The doctor had been on the way to California, when he took over the ferry. The doctor lives in a hillside fortification left by a military unit. Among the things left in the fortification was a howitzer. Glanton and the judge go with a few men and convince the doctor he and the survivors of the wagon train are in danger from the Indians and that Glanton and the gang will protect them if he will give them the gun. The doctor agrees. Two days later, the Indians attack and Brown and another man use the howitzer to protect the ferry. The Indians become upset that some of their men have died. Glanton scalps the dead. The doctor disappears into his quarters and does not reappear for several days. Glanton and his men take over the ferry and begin robbing the people of...

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