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Legends of the Fall Chapter Summary & Analysis - Legends of the Fall, Chapter 1 Summary

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Legends of the Fall, Chapter 1 Summary

Three brothersn Alfred, Tristan, and Samuel ride off to Canada to join the Great War. Their father's Cheyenne friend One Stab guides them through the Montana wilderness. They stop for the night at a homesteader's home, where Samuel takes an interest in the man's daughter. Samuel gives her his gold pocket watch for safekeeping and tells her he will write. The brothers and One Stab stop at a tavern, where Tristan beats the owner for his prejudice against One Stab. The major who enlists the brothers knows their father. Alfred becomes an officer, and Samuel becomes an aide-de-camp because of his German and map skills. Tristan takes care of the horses.

The brothers' father, Ludlow, regrets letting Samuel go to war instead of sending him back to Harvard to please his wife, Isabel, who spends her winters in Boston...

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