No Country for Old Men - Chapter IX: Pages 263 - 280 Summary & Analysis

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Bell goes to visit his uncle Ellis who is sitting in the kitchen. He offers him coffee which Bell refuses and then tells him that Loretta wrote to him recently. In fact, Loretta writes to him frequently, he admits, to tell him the news in the family. Her last letter tells him that Bell is quitting. Bell asks Ellis what his biggest regret in life is. He isn't sure how to answer that. They talk about life and how happiness, and how difficult it is to attain either without regrets. He reminds Bell that he never knows what worse luck his bad luck might have saved him from. They talk about family and reminisce about those who have come and gone before them. His Uncle asks him if he ever did something he was ashamed of to such a degree that he didn't...

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