Shadow Country - Book I, Section 5 Summary & Analysis

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Mamie Smallwood (195-196) — Watson returned to Chokoloskee “half-crazy with exhaustion” (195). Out of ammunition, Watson purchased shotgun shells from Smallwood, which were waterlogged because of the storm. Smallwood told Watson, “These ain’t the shells you want when you go man-hunting” (195). Desperate, Watson took them anyway. As Watson was about to leave Chokoloskee, the townsmen gathered around his boat. Watson told them his plan: he would go to Chatham Bend, kill Leslie, and return in the next few days. D.D. House, Bill and Mamie’s father, said Watson needed to bring back either Leslie’s head or body to prove that Leslie was dead, or the townsmen would assume Watson was guilty of murdering Dutchy, Waller, and Hannah. Before he left, Watson called for his wife Edna Kate. She emerged out of the Smallwood house. Watson promised Kate that he would return...

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