Cities of the Plain - Ch. I Pages 3-26 Summary & Analysis

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Ch. I Pages 3-26 Summary

John Grady, Billy, and Troy visit a whorehouse just across the Mexican border called La Venada. John Grady, a fairly young man for a cowboy, stares at a beautiful Mexican girl among the whores. She is also very young and perhaps 15 or 17 years old. John Grady however does not sleep with anyone. The next morning all the field hands that work for Mac eat breakfast before heading out to various chores.

After Billy and John Grady spend a day out with the cattle, John Grady goes back to trying to break and train a headstrong horse. Billy comes back from town and finds out John Grady is on crutches after the horse reared and fell on his foot. Nonetheless, John Grady works the horse late into the night, but it is so wild that it wakes everyone up. John puts the...

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