The Blue Hotel - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

The six-o'clock supper is served, and the Swede continues his domination of the conversation. While Johnnie eats without interruption, the Cowboy is extremely amazed at this outpouring, and the Easterner remains quiet and observing. Through all this Scully almost encourages the Swede in his continual madness, while his daughters, who must serve and replenish their food, shy away in fright whenever possible.

Moving from the supper table to the warmth of the stove, they decide on another game of High Fives. Since Scully has to go to meet the evening train, the Swede asks Johnnie to play. Initially, they stare at each other with some hate, but finally, Johnnie agrees to play and the Swede and the Easterner are paired against Johnnie and the cowboy.

When Scully gets back from meeting the train, he sits and quietly reads his newspaper while the card...

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