The Dog of the South - Chapters 13-14 Summary & Analysis

Charles Portis
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Chapters 13-14 Summary

Chapter 13 finds Ray and the boys beginning the trek back to town. When they come upon the Buick, they find it deep in mud and determine that, within hours, it will be submerged. They stop at the Mayan ruin, long enough to eat tortillas and take a short tour. Upon their return to the Tabernacle, Ray discovers that Mrs. Symes has had a stroke, and the doctors say there is no hope. Reo, Melba, and Christine are discussing funeral arrangements and the obituary, but Reo is also anxious to get back to Louisiana. Evidently, Mrs. Symes had a will and left nothing to her son. She had left the Tabernacle to Melba and additional sums or property to others in Belize. The remainder, quite a bit of cash, goes to her great-granddaughter for her music education. Reo receives only a lock...

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