The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Charley and Jesse remain together until early April. Jesse spends a great deal of time assessing land and Charley believes that Jesse might actually buy a farm or ranch. They also look over several possibilities for bank robberies during that time. Bob has made arrangements that include his agreeing to relay Jesse's whereabouts to Timberlake within ten days. After the ten-day period, the officers are going to assume that Bob is dead and will seek to apprehend Jesse without his help. Bob spends some time working as a grocery clerk in a store and when Timberlake shows up one day he notes that Jesse always seems to know what's going on. There's the idea that Jesse might be spooked and simply won't show back up. Jesse and Charley wander the country. Many people claim to see them but several who actually do see...

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