The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Twelve days after the Healy's, Jimmie and Mort are still in the forest. Mort speaks of visiting women. They find Pilbarra camp one night, where Mort knows a woman named Nancy. She sends her children away, and Mort sleeps with her. Meanwhile, a small force, headed by Farrell, has met Dowie's party. When Nancy goes outside at eleven to call her children back, she sees a bonfire where the police are guarding all the men in the camp. Jimmie and Mort take their rifles and slip out towards the fringe of the camp. Someone glimpses them, stepping in front of them. Mort shoots him in the stomach. They sprint east, with bullets firing randomly after them. After a mile, they hide their rifles and climb into a tree. Both men are bare-feet as their shoes, along with their food and blankets, are back...

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