Lonesome Dove - Part Two: Chapters 69-71 Summary & Analysis

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Part Two: Chapters 69-71 Summary

July bought a horse in Dodge, spent two days determining that Elmira wasn't there, and sent a brief letter to Peach. He suggested that if they wanted another sheriff, that was fine. He asks the clerk if he knows Ellie and finds out he does. He confirms that Dee Boot didn't die of smallpox, and is actually living in Ogallala or Deadwood. Dee Boot is the clerk's nephew. July asks after Elmira at the bar the clerk said she used work at, and the busy bartender mentions that one of the girls here was her friend. Hopeful, he waits at the bar, accepting the whiskey the bartender gives him to be polite, and the one after because it was there. The bartender keeps bringing whiskey and he keeps drinking until he forgets he is waiting for a...

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