Three Day Road Summary Essay

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Kyle McCool Summary #1 Section 02 Three Day Road Joeseph Doyden 2005 The Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden starts off in a town called Moose Factory in Canada shortly after WW1. “Auntie” is waiting for the arrival of her nephew, Xavier‘s, friend Elijah. However, she is shocked to find that it is her nephew who returns. She had received a letter that said her nephew had died in the field of battle and that Elijah was wounded, and only had one leg. When her nephew steps off the steps she thinks he is a ghost until he falls to the ground, because he to is shocked for he had heard that she was dead. Then they start their journey down the river to their home in the bush. On this journey they both reminisce of the…show more content…
Her dad was the last of the Cree who could perform the ritual of killing and ridding of the windigo disease which the Cree believed strikes a man when he eats the flesh of another human. She tells one story of when she was a young girl and having to watch her father perform the ritual. Then she tells the story of when she had to perform it and Xavier watch as she choked a young man to death to rid him and his tribe of the windigo disease. One day Xavier came to her and said that he wanted a friend, although she did not like the idea she agreed that he could go to Moose Factory to find a friend. That is when he met Elijah. Xavier taught Elijah how to hunt and the ways of the bush during his summer breaks from the school at Moose Factory. This is when they learned how to shoot so well, because Elijah had stole a gun from one of the nuns. Then Xavier starts to remember how Elijah died.. Shockingly Xavier is the one who kills him in the field. They both had gone mad from the war. Xavier was then blown away by a bomb and as the other soldiers and medics are around him all he can do is scream out Elijah’s name and he has his dog tags so they think that he is Elijah. Then Xavier and his Auntie make one last stop along the river before they reach their home. Xavier’s pain getting worse, almost unbearable, as they lie there on the bank Auntie says; “By tomorrow we’ll be
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