Lonesome Dove - Part 1: Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapters 4-6 Summary

Lonesome Dove is quiet when Gus walks into town. A single horse is hitched at the Dry Bean, and he knows right away it belongs to Dishwater Boggett. Gus is glad because Dish loves to play cards. He joins the table where Dish is trying to convince Lorena to give him a poke on credit. Gus showing up spoils things, so he changes his tactics and instead asks Gus if he can borrow two dollars. Gus turns him down, then Lippy, the piano player joins them. All Dish really wants to do is take Lorie upstairs and instead he gets talked into playing cards. Gus likes it when Lorie plays. He lets her win a little because it's the only time he gets to see her smile and laugh, showing traces of the child she must have been. They...

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