The Road - 26-30 Summary & Analysis

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26-30 Summary

They sleep under a bridge. The boy wants a fire, but the father says he has lost the lighter. The boy talks about the naked people in the cellar and he asks the father if they could not possibly have helped them.

They finish the last of the apples, prompting the boy to ask if they will ever have to eat a human. The father reassures his son that this will never happen. Later, they are sitting in a truck surrounded by billboards, one of which warns of death. After their rest, they find a house, and the father looks through a tool shed and finds gasoline. Realizing there is something under the ground outside, he uncovers a locked trap door. The boy begs him not to enter, which makes the father wonder how much more the boy can take.

With the gasoline...

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