Pet Sematary - Part 1, Chapters 26-30 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapters 26-30 Summary

Chapter 26: That night after Norma goes to bed, Jud tells Louis about Stanny B. Stanley Bouchard was considered a bit crazy by the townspeople, but his family knew the Micmac Indians generations ago when the Bouchards were trappers and traders in the 1800s. The Micmacs stopped using the burial ground, according to the story they told Stanny B.'s grandfather, because a Wendigo soured the land there. Jud explains that the Micmacs told stories about an evil Wendigo that touches human beings and gives them a taste for evil. Jud, however, believes the Wendigo story was made up by the Micmacs to rationalize some incidents of cannibalism within the tribe during particularly brutal winters. Jud thinks the Micmacs buried their human meals in the burying ground and then decided the ground was sour because of it.

In any case, on the day ten-year-old...

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