The House of the Scorpion - Section 7: Chapters 15, 16 & 17 Summary & Analysis

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Section 7: Chapters 15, 16 & 17 Summary

In Old Age: 12-14, Chapter 15: A Starved Bird, to escape his boredom one day, Matt rides to the oasis where he finds a large metal chest and a note from Tam Lin which says he was forced to leave with El Patron but has left supplies because Matt never knows when he might need them. Matt returns to chaos at the house because El Viejo is dead, and El Patron insists upon Matt and Celia's presence at the funeral. When the priest of the funeral service objects to Matt's presence because he is an animal, Maria defends him, claiming St. Francis took a wolf to church. Maria leads Matt through the hallways, kisses him to show she has forgiven him and says she ignored him after the hospital because she was shocked. When people in the hallway interrupt their conversation, Matt...

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