43 - With her mother dead one month her father gone and...

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Unformatted text preview: With her mother dead one month, her father gone, and Pauline married, Ida now focuses her attentions on her and Christine's future. She speaks with Father Hurlburt about Willard Pretty Dog, who is again living on the reservation after having been wounded and disfigured in battle during World War II. Ida pictures herself, Willard, and Christine living together. Because he's so badly disfigured, Willard doesn't associate with anyone; he stays to himself most of the time. But Father Hurlburt arranges for Ida to meet Willard, and when they finally do, Ida is matter- of-fact about Willard's physical scars ("His weakness made me bold") and gains Willard's respect by telling him about her rough life; Christine seems not even to notice Willard's disfigured features, and he soon feels comfortable in Ida's house....
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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