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The Last of the Just - Chapter 6, The Dog, Part 6 Summary & Analysis

André Schwarz-Bart
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Chapter 6, The Dog, Part 6 Summary

In the winter of 1942 Ernie goes to find farm work in the Rhone valley. He had come close to returning to humanity so works even harder at his canine identity. His outside appearance degrades. He discovers a small farm run by a woman whose husband is a prisoner. Ernie is happy to do as the woman asks. He shares her bed, returns to eating raw meat, drinking cold drink, and the woman asks nothing more of him. Ernie expresses fear that sharing her bed would offend her husband. What she does not know for a fact is that Ernie is a Jew, but when she learns Ernie is a Jew, she is angry because she feels Ernie lied to her. Ernie makes a bed in the barn. Life continues on as before, only their mating is now done in the barn...

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