The Big Sky - Chapters 1-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1-4 Summary

The Big Sky, by A.B. Guthrie, is an adventure novel about the days on the Western frontier. This is the story of Boone Caudill who grows up with a mean and domineering father who he comes to hate. The seventeen-year-old boy who is always getting into fights decides he is not taking another beating from Pap, knocks him out, and runs away from home.

The book opens as John enters the cabin and asks Serena where Boone is. John limps from a ball in his leg that he got at Tippecanoe. Boone comes in and Pap tells him there is a warrant for him because of his fight with Mose Napier. The two men go outside and Pop begins punching and kicking Boone, who finally runs, picks up a piece of wood and hits Pap. Boone packs his clothes and...

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