Little Big Man - Chapters 15-17 Summary & Analysis

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Jack is enraged. He joins up with the cavalry as a scout, but the Cheyenne have kind of faded away, and there are no major incidents for the cavalry to follow. Jack channels his rage into drunken ramblings, swigging bottles of whiskey and shouting that the Native Americans should be exterminated.

With no job and no money, he begs whiskey in exchange for entertainment. He drinks and sings (by his own admission sounding more like a hoarse crow than a human singer) and drinks and cavorts. One day someone gives him whiskey in exchange for his wearing a saddle and getting whipped. A stranger takes pity on him, however, and knocks the front teeth from the head of his tormenter.

The stranger turns out to be a woman who has taken a shine to him — not just any woman, but his sister Caroline. Caroline has...

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