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Under a Long Sky, Women Drovers on the Chisholm Trail Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Under a Long Sky, Women Drovers on the Chisholm Trail

A man attempts to drive a herd of 2,500 longhorn cattle to Abilene from South Texas up the Chisholm Trail with only women drovers and a boy. They must fight Indians, thieves, and killers.
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Chapter Analysis of Under a Long Sky, Women Drovers on the Chisholm Trail

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   19th century Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Western    -   Yes Story primarily about    -   attacked on ride through the West

Main Character

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

Setting

Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   funny heat-delusions Prairie?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch    -   lots of descript of animal care Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   fright    -   hanging    -   drowned    -   stampeded    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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