When the Legends Die - Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Hal Borland
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Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary

Two years later, George, Bessie and the others still find themselves working at the sawmill. They cannot get out from under the monthly debt that piles on them for the rent and supplies from the company store. They are stuck, captives to the white man's contract.

Blue Elk comes to them and tells them their son must be baptized. Blue Elk arranges the paymaster to give George five extra dollars that week to pay the preacher for the baptism. Their son is given a baptized name: Thomas Black Bull.

By the next spring, George and Bessie want to leave the sawmill work and discover they still owe forty-two dollars. George is determined they will pay the money back and leave soon. In one month, he only saves fifteen dollars and hides it in his lunch pail. Frank No Deer steals the...

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