The Bear - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Ike returns to the camp one more time before the lumber company moves in. Major deSpain never sees the camp again. However, he allows the other men to use the house and hunt. General Compson and a man named Ewell come up with an idea to lease the camp for hunting. Later, Major deSpain sells the timber rights. Ike decides to go on a final hunting trip and visits Major deSpain in his office. Ike is struck by how differently Major deSpain dresses for his office than he did on the hunting trips. Ike rides his horse to Hoke's and looks about amazed by the progress. Ike takes the train into the wilderness.

Ike recalls how harmless the train had been in the past. There is a brief anecdote about the first time the train ran and a frightened bear climbed up into a tree and would...

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