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This Tender Land - Part Four: The Odyssey Summary & Analysis

William Kent Krueger
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Summary

In Chapter 35, the companions docked on an island. While exploring, Odie found a human skeleton and screamed.

In Chapter 36, the others came running. They decided the skeleton belonged to a Native American child. They buried the bones and Odie said a eulogy. Odie was reminded of his father's grave. His father had been a kind, music-loving man. He and Albert had never learned who had killed him.

That night, neither Odie nor Mose could sleep. Mose told Odie his real Sioux name was Broken to Pieces, or Amdacha. Later, Emmy had another fit and told Odie, "They're dead. They're all dead" (272). The friends were discomfited by the island.

In Chapter 37, rowing the next day, the friends tried calculating how long until they reached Saint Louis. The four argued and grew angry. Irritable, Odie decided to walk to the next town, Mankato...

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