The Bear - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

The narration jumps to a later December, and the men have been in the camp longer than usual. The men are waiting for the weather to warm and soften so Lion can hunt Old Ben. Boon is sent to town to get more whiskey and Ike is sent with him to make sure the whiskey makes it back. Ike now describes Boon as being one quarter Indian, six feet four inches tall, having the mind of a child, and his eyes seem to be without depth. Ike says that Boon has the most ugly face he has ever seen and no trade or profession. Boon's vice and virtue lies in his love of whiskey, but he is very loyal to Major deSpain and Ike's cousin McCaslin. Ike also comments that other dogs not equal to Lion have been killed by Old Ben, including the young foolish one...

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