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Cold Mountain Chapter Summary & Analysis - "Spirits of Crows, Dancing" Summary

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"Spirits of Crows, Dancing" Summary

Inman and Ada determine three options for him: 1) return to active duty; 2) remain a hunted outlier; or 3) surrender to the Federals. Inman will cross into Tennessee, bow his head, and salute the Union flag. They vow to focus on the new postwar world during the separation. Both the weather and Stobrod's health improve steadily. The two wanted men must not endanger the women. Inman feels part of the richness of his world depart as Ada rides away. Stobrod recognizes and curses the bullet-scarred poplar and recalls Pangle's love of music and unworthiness to die this way. Horsemen approach. Inman sees no protection or hope of reasoning, so he sends Stobrod charging off on Ralph, kills three guardsmen including Teague, and pursues the white-haired boy, hoping not to have to kill him. The boy makes a break, and Inman jockeys...

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