Over on the Dry Side Book Summary and Study Guide

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Doby Kernohan shares the story of how he and his father got the old Chantry place. When they stumbled upon the house, Clive Chantry was dead on the doorstep and the Mowatt gang was responsible. Mowatt and his men were convinced that Clive had buried a treasure somewhere on his ranch. They were determined to run the Kernohan's off the place so they could search for the treasure in peace. Then Owen Chantry, Clive's brother, showed up and the deck was reshuffled. Owen was determined to find his brother's treasure himself while helping the Kernohan's keep the place. But the deck was still stacked against them and they all hoped the could live long enough to enjoy what treasures they already had.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   american wild west Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Western    -   Yes Story primarily about    -   search for treasure

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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