The Long Walk - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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It's midnight when they pass through Oldtown and it's here that Garraty realizes that the earlier assessments of the crowds was correct. He was enamored by those who stood and waved during the early hours of the walk but now the crowd noise is just a blur and he barely notices those who support "Maine's own." He goes so far as to say that the noise cuts off his ability to think or reason. While it's obvious that the crowds gather to see the deaths of those who fall along the way, they're disappointed in Oldtown because no one dies during that part of the walk.

Garraty is dozing as he walks when McVries approaches, seeming more excited than anyone had in hours. McVries says that the Major will be waiting for them as they enter the turnpike and that they'll be given a four hundred gun...

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