True History of the Kelly Gang - Parcel 8, "24 Years" Summary & Analysis

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Parcel 8, "24 Years" Summary

Parcel 8 illustrates Ned Kelly being drawn back into the happenings of his family, which will eventually lead to the end of his quiet life. Ned runs into Dan, extremely drunk and with a group of loud mouthed boys, and finds that Dan has become a drunk and a rogue, who has broken off from his family. Ned argues with him, and Ned tries to keep them out of trouble since the cops follow. Dan swears up and down how great a horse thief George King is and mocks Ned, telling him that their mom, Ellen, is his girl friend, a really disturbing statement. Ned sends him off with some money, and knows the group known as the "Greta Mob" is really just a bunch of harmless boys, but that the rich squatters will not tolerate them for long.

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