The Big Sky - Chapters 9-12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9-12 Summary

Boone has now been in St. Louis for three weeks. Both he and Jim found work. Boone works in a livery stable and Jim found a job at a store. They are at the camp where they live. Boone asks the hunter, named Summers, about his uncle and finds it's been five or six years since the man has seen him. Jourdonnais, who runs the boat, signs up both Jim and Boone. They plan their journey as a pirogue appears. The men are invited to join them on shore. Two of the men are sick and one of them dies.

In Chapter Ten, they have the boat moving. The Indian squaw Teal Eye is with them. The men aren't allowed to touch her by the orders of Jourdonnais. Eventually they stop and eat and drink and begin to move again at...

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