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The Ox-Bow Incident - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Tetley's group moves into the valley at Ox-Bow and approaches the fire where it is thought the killers lay in wait for them. However, when they approach the fire they discover three men sleeping without a guard. This surprises some of the men. Tetley has the three killers awakened. They are tied together and interrogated. The younger man among them tells Tetley and the others that he is a rancher in Pike's Hole and that he just bought the cattle from Drew. However, the young man called Donald Martin, cannot show a bill of sale. Martin claims Drew was out in his pasture and could not give him one. No one believes this, however, especially Drew's long time foreman who happens to be among the posse. Martin tells the posse the other two men with him are his employees.

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