Out in the Open - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Carrasco, Jesús
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The boy had been traveling for many hours before he realized the goatherd was dead. He assumed that the old man had fallen asleep on the donkey. When he stopped to rest in a small pine grove and tried to help the goatherd down, the body fell on top of him. Too exhausted to consider what he should do, the boy fell asleep next to his dead friend.

The boy woke in the evening and felt thirsty. He milked one of the goats. Gazing at the goatherd, the boy thought he looked relaxed and younger. He wept before the body. Later, he built a small bonfire for light and began to use a frying pan to dig a grave in the clearing. Though he felt his exhaustion in his bones, the boy spent a whole morning making the grave deeper and deeper. He then...

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