Mink River - Part II, Sections 17-29 Summary & Analysis

Brian Doyle
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In Section 17, Daniel and the man who sells boxes are both staying at the doctor’s house. The same surgeon operated on both of them. The man who sells boxes has 19 days left to live while Daniel has 19 pins, screws and bolts in his legs. The doctor who is caring for them used to smoke 19 cigarettes per day but weaned himself down to 14 and then to 12, the same number as the number of Jesus’ apostles.

In Section 18, Worried Man continues his stories about the original Neawanaka people at Daniel’s bedside.

In Section 19, the doctor is smoking his last cigarette of the day. He considers the disease of violence.

In Section 20, Red Hugh O Donnell is cursing as he drives down the road. He is late delivering his milk and blames it on his sons. There is a log truck ahead...

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