Rifles for Watie - Chapter 24, Flight Summary & Analysis

Harold Keith
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Chapter 24, Flight Summary

Jeff tries to calculate where the rebels will search for him. Since he figures the last direction they would expect him to go is south, this is the way he heads, toward Texas. Jeff intermittently hears the sounds of Mother Nature and the galloping rebel horse hooves, along with enemy shouts. Jeff learns his pursuers are using a bloodhound to track him down. Jeff runs, walks, and crawls for days until one day he hears his enemy chasing him with Sully, the bloodhound. Jeff thinks he is doomed when he falls into a small hole in the ground, and Sully finds him. As luck would have it, the men are so far behind Sully, they never catch up with him. Jeff befriends Sully and travels the remaining distance to Fort Gibson with him. Jeff reunites with Lieutenant Orff, and once he...

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