Lonesome Dove - Study Guide Part Three: Chapters 96-98 Summary & Analysis

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Gus wakes in considerable pain, and looks down to see a stump where his leg used to be, oozing unpleasantly. He wakes a man sitting in the corner and asks him for whiskey. The doctor is happy to give him the bottle after taking a healthy swig himself. He is Dr. Joseph C. Mobley and he tells Gus that he's glad Gus is a man of spirit because it will be necessary to remove the other leg too. Gus refuses, saying he needs that leg, but the doctor insists. Gus threatens to shoot him, and then sends him out for whiskey. He gets the doctor to push the bed closer to the window, pays him, and drinks all afternoon. He starts to get hungry and asks for a beefsteak, but venison is all that can be had. He enjoys it but...

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