Cities of the Plain - Epilogue, Pg. 263-292 Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue, Pg. 263-292 Summary

Billy leaves Mac's ranch. Mac tells him again that the army is about to commandeer the land, but he always can have a job with Mac if he needs it. He rides out into the desert and away from that part of Texas. The next we see of him it is the year 2002 and he has gotten old, working where he can and living in a hotel until his money runs out. His boots have worn out.

He goes to sleep beneath and underpass and dreams. Then a man catches his eye from across the way. The two sit and split a package of saltine crackers.

Billy tells the stranger he thought for a moment the stranger was Death, coming to get him. The stranger tells him about a time when he drew a map of his life and...

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