Cities of the Plain - Ch. 1 Pages 27-54 Summary & Analysis

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Ch. 1 Pages 27-54 Summary

Troy and Billy ride all day. Billy tells Troy about a time when his dead brother Johnny fought their father. Even though their father kept beating him bloody, Johnny would not stop fighting until the he gave up in horrified frustration.

They arrive in Fort Davis by evening and load their horses into a horse trailer with a truck. On the drive back to Mac McGovern's ranch, they see a group of Mexicans with a broken down truck off the side of the road. Despite Troy's objections, Billy pulls over and gives them a hand. They have a flat tire which Billy helps them to patch.

After the Mexicans have driven off and Troy and Billy get started on their journey again, they hit an owl. The impact smashes the windshield of the truck and Billy has to drive...

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