Earth Abides - Part 3: Chapters 1 through 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Chapters 1 through 3 Summary

One day a young man stands before Ish. When Ish asks the young man's name, he says, "Jack." Ish has a son named John who was called Jack but knows this man is not his son and says so. Jack says John is his grandfather, meaning that Ish is this young man's great-grandfather. Jack shows Ish an arrow and explains that he uses only the bow and arrow for hunting because the rifle is unreliable. He also proudly notes that anyone can point a gun but the bow takes skill. Ish notes that the arrows have a sharp point and he soon discovers that the arrowheads are made from pennies, dimes and quarters, though nickels are too thick and require a lot of word for shaping. Ish notes that he helped create the culture that encouraged the making of...

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