The Ox-Bow Incident - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

The posse turns and begins to make its way back down the mountain trail. A few minutes later, the posse runs into the sheriff. Not only the sheriff, but Drew and Kincaid. It turns out Kincaid was only injured, not killed. Drew also collaborates Martin's story about his purchase of the cows. The sheriff understands what has happened and he announces he will not arrest anyone as long as a handful of men agree to join a legitimate posse to track down the cattle rustlers. Immediately the entire posse volunteers and the sheriff picks the men he wants.

As the remaining men turn to return to town, Art becomes aware of a disturbance at the side of the trail. Young Tetley has gone down to the creek to shoot himself, but he is stopped by Smith, the town drunk. Young Tetley is placed...

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