The Road - 16-20 Summary & Analysis

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16-20 Summary

They camp near the men in the truck, but out of sight in the woods. The father goes off to find some wood, leaving the boy where he is, so they do not lose the cart. In the morning, the father washes the blood from his son's hair and they move on. They come to an inhabited town but continue walking through, as they are desperate for food. The only food they find is cornmeal to make cakes. They sleep the night in an old car; the next day a boy comes up to the son. The son calls out to the boy, but the boy runs away. The father then drags his son out of the village despite his protests at having to leave the boy.

They wander on. The boy has some raisins in his pocket and they eat them, but...

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