The Ox-Bow Incident - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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The posse heads out past the ranches lying on the outside of town and into the mountains. When they reach the mountain path leading to Pike's Hole they stop and examine the tracks. It is clear by the tracks in the mud that forty or more head of cattle passed this way along with at least three men on horseback, just as Amigo said. As they continue on the path, Art speaks with young Tetley. Art knows that Tetley and his son do not get along because the younger man is effeminate and does not enjoy ranching as his father does. In fact, rumors say that the older Tetley only keeps his son around because of his strong resemblance to his mother. With this in mind, Art finds himself feeling some sympathy for young Tetley, especially as the man speaks of life with...

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