Lonesome Dove - Part Three: Chapters 84-86 Summary & Analysis

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Part Three: Chapters 84-86 Summary

Finally, they reach and cross the Platte River. Ogallala is in sight. Lorena asks Gus when he's going to see Clara, and he tells her the next day is soon enough. He wants to go to Ogallala first, and invites Lorie to join him, but she's still reluctant to be around people. He invites Call to join him, but he doesn't want to go either. Gus complains that Jake would have joined him, but Call says he brought the hanging on himself. It doesn't stop Gus from missing his company around dinnertime though, and he lopes into town. Gus walks into the dry goods store and buys everything from petticoats to warm overcoats and a frock coat suitable for a preacher for himself. The merchant wraps a few things for Gus to take with him for Lorie, including a comb, mirror...

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