The Painter - Book One: Chapter 2: I-II Summary & Analysis

Peter Heller
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Chapter Two's Part I begins with a painting description of "The Digger." Jim ties the horse to a tree, and drives back out on the highway to get a cell phone signal, and calls his neighbor Willy, for help. Willy has repeatedly told Stegner to call him if he needs anything. Jim tells Willy about the fight with the outfitter. He calms the horse with feed, and while they wait, Willy and Jim get to know one another. Jim learns that Willy is not from Colorado either, and was helped when he arrived by good neighbors. Jim learns that Willy is a Harvard dropout and wanted to be a cowboy all his life, but also loves yachts. He is often hired by wealthy people to build their kitchens to look like galleys. Willy mentions he'd like to see Jim's paintings, and...

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