Lonesome Dove - Part 1: Chapters 19-21 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapters 19-21 Summary

Newt is constantly daydreaming about the upcoming cattle drive. He remembers the tales of bears that bullets can't bring down, and elk that look like deer but are twice as big. He's seen the ocean and had been to San Antonio, so cities are not new to him, but the idea of the wilderness has his mind wandering. He and Sean O'Brien become fast friends, finding common bonds, like their lack of parents. Sean is wistful as he tells Newt of the acres of grassland, and how he misses the carpet-like greenery. The crew talk about Jake when he isn't around, and he is considered by most as being lazy and even unreliable. None of the boys are pleased about his keeping Lorena all to himself, as she is the only sporting girl for miles. Newt even hears Deets...

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