The Crossing - Chapter One, Pages 1-51 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter One, Pages 1-51 Summary

Billy Parham and his family move to Hidalgo County, New Mexico, when Billy's younger brother Boyd was "little more than a baby." On the year Billy encounters the wolf, Boyd turns fourteen and Billy is sixteen. Billy notes that the family leaves behind the bones of his sister and grandmother. Years earlier Billy had heard the wolves howling one night and had been drawn to their sounds. On a particular day when the boys are older, Boyd is riding the travois as he and Billy return from gathering wood. The boys encounter an Indian and Billy tells the Indian that they have nothing of value but promises to bring him some food after the family has supper. The boys seem a bit intimidated by the Indian and Billy says they'll bring him out some coffee later, but when they leave the...

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The Crossing from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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