The Reivers - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Sam arrives, and the group leads him to view the horse. Boon is unhappy at having to deal with one of Corrie's callers, and makes a point to belittle Sam. With Corrie between them, Sam and Boon begin to walk with the covered horse toward the depot, with Ned, Lucius, and Otis following a distance behind. Lucius finds he is now able to tell the difference between a regular home and a bordello by the number of lights blazing within. Otis explains that the saloons are closed, because what the owners do not sell on Sunday can always be sold on Monday. With "pugnuckling," he continues, the situation is different, in that the goods are not resalable if a sale is originally missed. Lucius asks for a definition of pugnuckling as Ned chastises Otis for his knowledge and foul language.

The group meets a police...

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