Dance Hall of the Dead - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Monday, December 1, 3:50 p.m. Leaphorn blows a tire on the rough backcountry terrain after leaving Shorty Bowlegs' hogan. He was concentrating on what little he'd learned from Bowlegs instead of on his driving. As Leaphorn changes the tire, he sees George Bowlegs looking on. Realizing the face is younger than the yearbook photo, Leaphorn realizes he is looking at George's little brother, Cecil. They greet each other with a Native American greeting, ya-ta-hey. The boy notices that Leaphorn is a Navajo policeman, not Zusi. Leaphorn tells him he works for the Dinee, which is the Navajo word for people. Leaphorn stresses their common bond, suggesting that it would be to George's benefit to speak to a Dinee policeman. Cecil is skeptical. He knows the police are hunting George. Leaphorn explains that whether or not George killed anyone, he will be better off to turn himself in to...

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