The Old Gringo - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

Harriet intends to claim the old gringo's body and return it to Washington, D.C. for burial next to her mother. She knows that her real father will never be buried there, but that someday she will be buried there next to her mother and the man she had come to see as a father figure. La Luna comes to get her. Harriet has been thinking about the truths of war and how each person must unmask other feelings as each thinks about death. She knows that the path she has chosen here in Mexico will radically change her future. She knows that now she has enough memories of such momentous events, that she will have years to think upon them.

Harriet and La Luna go to a chapel where the bodies of the old gringo and Tomas Arroyo have been placed. Villa is waiting for them...

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