The Talisman - Part II The Road of Trials, Chapters 14-15 Summary & Analysis

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Part II The Road of Trials, Chapters 14-15 Summary

In Chapter 14 'Buddy Parkins,' Jack jumps from the Territories to near Angola and Lake Ontario, where he descends into the town to find work. The narrative starts once more as he leaves Angola, somehow even more disturbed than when he went in. A man named Buddy Parkins picks him up and in one of the rare examples of generosity in the text, Buddy Parkins offers to drive the runaway as far as he is able, offering him food and even a home to stay in with himself and his wife. During this exchange we see how Jack himself has changed and appears to be 'glow' youthfully and persuasively to the people around him - an after effect of spending time in the Territories. Jack is upset in these two chapters at the...

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