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Dance Hall of the Dead Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

Monday, December 1, 8:37 p.m. Leaphorn stakes out Jason's Fleece from a comfortable vantage point along the rimrock. Leaphorn reveals his methodical nature as he patiently studies the commune before entering. Four men and three women currently inhabit the Navajo hogan that once belonged to Frank Bob Madman. When Madman's wife, Alice, died, according to Navajo custom Frank abandoned the hogan after first knocking a hole in the wall so that his wife's ghost can come and go. Leaphorn is by now conversant with the history of the commune, once numbering some forty people. This number declined during the cold winter and is now down to seven. Leaphorn has watched as four people left in a van. He saw one man and Susanne enter the hogan. He assumes the final man is already inside the hogan, and so he is surprised to see a pair of men's legs...

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