The Ox-Bow Incident - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Farnley mounts his horse and announces his intention of finding the killers himself. The men caution him, promising to build a posse to search for the men as a group. The local store owner, Davies, tries to convince Farnley that it would be best to get the sheriff and let the law take care of the killers, but others try to convince Farnley that it would be better if the men are hung the moment they are found rather than risk them getting away with the crime. The local preacher, Osgood, comes down on Davies' side, but he is the only one. Others join the group, including Winder, a local stagecoach driver, continuing to encourage Farnley to lynch the killers.

Davies goes into the saloon for a drink and begins to make his argument against a lynch mob to Gil and Art. Art...

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