Cities of the Plain - Ch. III Pg. 153-177 Summary & Analysis

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Ch. III Pg. 153-177 Summary

Something has been killing cattle. Jon Grady finds a dead calf in open country surrounded by drag marks, but no prints. When Billy comes to check things out they figure it can't be a lion or coyotes, so dogs must have killed it. They decide to hire Travis' hounds to track them.

Early the next morning, when the hounds and their handlers arrive they find the scent pretty quickly and set off across the desert. The cowboys keep the loops on their ropes small so they can catch the wild dogs with them. They toss a loop around the dog's neck and stop their horse suddenly. When the rope pulls tight it breaks the dog's neck.

They do this to several dogs before a pack of them head to the top of a mesa. It is so...

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