Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

Toadvine and the kid escape into the woods upriver and make a run for it. The Indians see them and give chase, shooting arrows at them as they run. One arrow hits the kid in the leg. The kid refuses to allow Toadvine to remove it. At dusk the kid and Toadvine come to the wells at Alamo Mucho where they find the ex-priest, Tobin. Tobin asks about the people back at camp, but they do not tell him anything. They make a hiding place in a pit around the well and watch the Indians attempt to approach them. The kid takes a position against the Indians and fires on them with Tobin's help with shade and aim, killing one. It soon became too dark to fight. By morning, the Indians were gone. Shortly after, the judge and the side show boy come...

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