The Reivers - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

After learning of the death of his mother's father, Lucius explains how Boon came to be a retainer of the family. First, Boon does not belong to simply the Priests, but rather to a conglomerate of three families, those of the Priests (including the McCaslins and Edmondses), Major de Spain, and General Compson. The agreement between the families was simply that whoever was nearest to Boon at the time action was required would be the one to perform the action needed. Boon had arrived at Major de Spain's hunting camp twenty miles from Jefferson one day when he was only twelve years old. Knowing that General Compson often got lost while attempting to find the hunting area of the camp, the men had Boon follow Compson to the hunting site to ensure he arrived safely. Thus, Boon had learned how to navigate new territories and had become...

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