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Lonesome Dove Characters

Woodrow Call
He is part owner of the Hat Creek Cattle Company and is the hardest worker of the two; Former Texas Ranger and because of his leadership role in the outfit, he is often called the Captain; walks the river each night; He is a taciturn man who believes in completing his duties above all else, living an ethical life, and responsibly caring for those whom he employs. However, he lives in denial about what's really important and often hurts those for whom he cares the most.
Gus McCrae
Also a former Texas Ranger who won a merit award from the Governor of Texas for his courage under fire, he is the more sensitive and understanding of the two partners, although also the laziest. He has a deep understanding of what makes life work, and yet he, too, often makes mistakes that directly impact on people he least wants to hurt.
She is the "sporting woman" of Lonesome Dove and has such an impact on the men who live there that much is blamed on her when things go wrong. She is the prime example of a woman of the Old West who ends up always dependent on some man while seriously pining for the right to her own independence.
Jake Spoon
He is a former Texas Ranger and a dashing gambler who lives a "love 'em and leave 'em" life until he runs across Lorena Wood. His relationship with her will have a seriously adverse effect on the decisions he makes and as a result, he will lose his life as a young man.
Clara Allen
The former lover of both Gus McCrae and Jake Spoon, she is now married to a comatose husband and is keeping their horse farm together. One of Gus' motivations for going on the cattle drive is to find her again and see if there's any hope for a future with her. She is a strong, opinionated woman who has a keen eye for the needs of those she loves, but is often frustrated by the choices she made in life.
Newt Dobbs
A seventeen year old boy who has lived for ten years with Call and McCrae, he desperately desires to know who his father is and to be taken seriously as a cowboy. He goes on the cattle drive with the two men and learns that Call is his father, but never hears the man publicly admit he's his son. He grows up in a bitter way on the long drive north.
A black man and an excellent hand for the Hat Creek Company, he has known Call and Gus since their Ranger days. He is probably more competent at his job than any of the white men in the company, but dies on the long drive north. Gus laments after his death that there were many things they had not done for the man while he lived, and he leaves his award of merit on his grave in his honor.
Pea Eye
The most loyal member of the Hat Creek Cattle Company; is not the smartest of the group, but he would die for Call and Gus if they asked him; very afraid of Indians; He has a hard time with change, but turns to his work whenever he feels confused about the loss of what he comes to know best.
July Johnson
The sheriff from Fort Smith, Arkansas, he goes in search of Jake Spoon for killing his brother. However, he finds his attention diverted to finding Elmira, his wife who runs away as soon as he is gone. His is rather innocent in many ways and also feels too passionately about her when she has no desire for him. His search takes him across the path of the Hat Creek Cattle Company and Clara Allen.
A former "sporting girl" from Dodge City, she marries July Johnson to escape the abuse of the buffalo hunters. However, she a single-minded woman who only desires something for herself, and she allows no one to infringe on that dream, including her husband and her children. Her desperate desire for independence eventually leads to a horrible death.
Dish Boggett
An extremely competent cowboy, he signs on for the drive north and is very happy when Lorena ends up on the same drive. He has a deep love for her that she spurns, but he never gives up hoping to win her.
Blue Duck
He is an evil Indian who roams the plains in search of people to kidnap, sell, or just to murder. He steals Lorena with the intention of giving her as a plaything to the men who roam with him and then to allow them to murder her. He is the ultimate symbol of evil in the story.
Roscoe Brown
The deputy sheriff of Fort Smith, Arkansas, he is forced by the townspeople to search for July Johnson to tell him Elmira has run away. He is totally inept for the journey, but it's a decision made by July Johnson, his sheriff, that leads to his death.
July Johnson's sister-in-law, she pressures July to bring back Jake Spoon for killing her husband and later forces Roscoe to look for July to report that his wife has run away.
The piano player in the Dry Bean Saloon, he goes on the cattle drive even though he has an open wound in his stomach.
Xavier Wanz
The owner of the Dry bean Saloon, he begs Lorena to stay and marry him rather than go with Jake on the cattle drive. He later commits suicide by burning down the saloon as he sits in Lorena's room.
The Mexican cook for the Hat Creek Cattle Company, he is obsessed with ringing the dinner bell. He goes on the cattle drive, but when his mistake costs them their wagon, he resigns, only to return to the old ranch, because he really has nowhere else to go.
Po Campo
The new cook for the cattle drive, he has predictive abilities and gains the men's respect for his food and his advice; walks along side the wagon
A Mexican, he serves as the right hand of Clara Allen.
Sean O'Brien
Irishman who ends up in the cattle drive; songs sooth the cattle; ends up dying a horrific death by water moccasins
Big Zwey
The slow thinking buffalo hunter who falls in love with Elmira - seems almost to worship her and never tries anything with her; does whatever she asks him to do, and dies with her in a Sioux massacre.
Another buffalo hunter who travels with Zwey and Elmira; s obsessed to have her body and will even hurt her to get it - Zwey has to nearly kill him to make him leave Elmira alone.
Dan Suggs
bandit who roams the plains and towns of the west seeking to steal whatever they can; offer Jake a job as a regulator - someone who will control the trail driving business by charging a toll for a herd to cross a river or take a certain road; enjoys killing and is judged by Jake Spoon, who ends up in their company, to be insane.
Frog Lip
The black man who rides with the Suggs Brothers, he, like Dan, enjoys killing for killing's sake; shot when the men attack Wilbarger - Brothers shoot him to finish him off
Joe Boot
Elmira's son who goes with July Johnson to chase after Jake Spoon; later ends up with Roscoe Brown and dies at the hands of Blue duck
Capt. Weaver and Dixon
Two members of the US military post-Civil War, they try to forcibly take horses from the Hat Creek Company and beat up Newt.
Monkey John
one of two white men who roam with Blue Duck and have half ownership of Lorena; very abusive; dies when Gus finds them.
a girl who had been taken as a slave wife by a viscous old man. She escapes him and hooks up with Roscoe for safety; ends up with July Johnson and later Roscoe Brown; dies at hands of Blue Duck
Dog Face
one of two white men who roam with Blue Duck and have half ownership of Lorena; more caring of two; wounded when he pursues Gus; the Kiowa castrate and scalp him - still not dead, but Gus puts him out of his misery when he attacks the camp
Hell Bitch
name of Call's horse
Who is Newt's father?
Pea Eye and Gus
When Call leaves the Hat Creek Cattle Company to walk by the river, which two workers drink whiskey?
When Call leaves the Hat Creek Cattle Company to walk by the river, which worker sharpens his knife?
When Call leaves the Hat Creek Cattle Company to walk by the river, which worker wonders when he'll be back?
San Francisco
Where does Lorena dream of going to?
What city is Lorena from?
Mosby Marlin
made Lorena believe that he would marry her, but brought her to live with his mother and sisters in a house without windows in a place called Gladewater. They burned smoke inside all day to drive off the mosquitoes, but it didn't work. Also, the other women were meaner to her than they were to their nigras; saw her as his own meal ticket and forced her into the sporting life by threatening to kill her if she tried to run away; ceased to talk any more than she had to. One night, he needed gambling money and sold her to another man
John Tinkersley
tallest, prettiest man Lorena had ever met; suggested she accompany him to San Antonio; hit her when she talked back and set her up in the sporting life just as Mosby had done. He even discovered all the places she hid money from him and cleaned her out to the last penny. One day they headed down toward the border and ended up in Lonesome Dove. There, if she had known how to cock the trigger, she would have killed him while he lay drunk on the bed. As a result, he decided to leave her there in Lonesome Dove, but not before trashing her reputation, calling her a murderous woman
Where did Lorena have a scar from when John Tinkersley bit her?
bible, biscuits
In the morning Gus reads the ________ and makes sourdough ____________
Newt's mother who was a whore; slept with Jake, Gus, and very briefly, Call
Who gets sent to San Antonio from the Hat Creek Company with money for the bank?
What occupation is the man who Jake accidentally kills in Arkansas?
husband of Clara Allen who gets kicked in the head by a horse and lies upstairs in a sort of coma
man who comes to the Hat Creek Stable and orders 40 horses to replace the ones some Mexicans ran off with; later the Suggs Brothers with Jake decide to attack them at night so it will be passed off as Indians who did it - shoot him three times; Deets finds him and he asks to see Gus if it's not too much trouble for him to ride to where the older man lays
Hacienda Flores
the largest ranch in Coahuila, Mexico, where the Hat Creek Stable steals horses from
Pedro Flores
owner of largest ranch in Coahuila, Mexico; Hat Creek Stable Company men are very nervous that he will come to steal his horses back; they find out later he is dead
Newt's horse at the beginning of the story; accidentally speared by the horn of a mother cow trying to protect her calf. Call says that Newt has to put the horse down, because there's nothing else to be done, but Dish Boggett steps in and proclaims that a man shouldn't have to put down his own horse when there are others who can do it. He then leads the horse away and shoots him for Newt. Once again, all Newt wants to do is be in the dark to mourn for a horse that had been with him for eight year
Dry Bean Saloon
name of saloon in Lonesome Dove
Jasper Fant
a "skinny little waddie" from upriver; hired to help on cattle drive
Kicking Wolf
a Comanche who eluded the Rangers for twenty years; Call enjoyed having him to outwit
50, 10
Gus offers Lorie $____ for sex and pays $____ to Lippy to keep quiet
Who does Newt believe is his father at the beginning of the book?
Soupy Jones
had ridden with Gus and Call when they were Rangers and is a fine horseman who seldom wants to even dismount. He asks to be hired on, because his wife has died; Once they arrive in Montana, sees it as an insult that a boy (Newt) is given priority over him. He eventually draws his wages and, along with Bert Borum, leaves for Texas
Allen O'Brien
Irishman who ends up in the cattle drive; songs sooth the cattle; longs to go home to Ireland and his wife
Ben and Jimmy Rainey
brothers hired by Call as hands to help on the cattle drive - taken from dozen children
Needle Nelson
hand hired by Call to help on the cattle drive; struck by father who steals horses in Montana
What disease is July Johnson recovering from that prevents his immediate pursue of Jake?
Dodge City
Where had Jake Spoon and Elmira previously met?
What is Elmira that July doesn't know about?
Dee Boot
Joe's father who Elmira loved; Elmira lies and tells July that he is dead;
Fort Smith
What town was July sheriff in?
Charlie Barnes
The town banker of Fort Smith who goes with Peach to inform Roscoe that Elmira is gone
the only person Newt feels understands him
What did Lorena want to hide under during the lightning storm that Jake made her move from; later this is struck by lightning
First river the herd crosses; Sean O'Brien dies here
whiskey boat
How does Elmira travel away from Fort Smith?
What river does Elmira head up when she leaves Fort Smith?
name of chief trader on whiskey boat with Elmira
wild pigs
Animals Roscoe Brown in chased by when he sets up to find July
Louisa Brooks
outspoken farmer woman Roscoe meets on his way to find July; proposes that he stay and marry her; she seduces him at night; he rides away that morning
man stuck in a boggy river that July and Joe help out; had been systematically unloading his belongings and allowing them to flow down the river, because he says he no long needs them. He tells July and Joe that he has been traveling though the country looking for different species of bugs. He believes that when the human species finishes with the planet, the insects will take over, so he has left a thousand bugs in Little Rock for study. Now, however, he has become bored with bugs and thinks he'll go to Texas to preach the Gospel. What makes July uneasy about the man is that he only has to look at July to see that he is troubled, carrying a heavy weight on his shoulders. He also offers to keep Joe and for a moment, July is tempted. But then he tells him that they'll just meet somewhere down the road. July and Joe decide the man must be crazy, but Joe is unnerved by how he could see into his heart
Nueces, San Antonio, Red, Canadian, Arkansas, Republican, Platte, Powder, Salt, Yellowstone, Marais, Milk
Twelve rivers crossed
Deets and Gus
Two people who help out Jake and Lorena at their camp
almost drowns when the wagon races unchecked like Comanche are after it and wrecks; wreck happens because Bolivar accidentally falls asleep and fires his rifle, and was thrown from the wagon - then resigns
Willie Montgomery
used to own the saloon in San Antonio back when Gus and Call were rangers
Ned Tym
man in saloon in San Antonio who remembers them well and points out that the Texas Rangers are back in town
Tobe Walker
sheriff in San Antonio; used to be a Texas Ranger and had ridden with Gus and Call;
new saloon owner in San Antonio
Buffalo Springs
On his way to find July, Roscoe comes upon a party of soldiers headed to ________________ who get him drunk but do help transport him
Roscoe's horse
name of man who sold Janey to viscious man for 28 skunk hides; was supposed to take her to Fort Worth
Clara's Orchard
little spring-fed creek that Gus suddenly heads off to on his way to Austin; was a place where he and Clara had come on their buggy rides. He reminisces how he'd asked her to marry him there, but she'd refused; this spot reminds him of the time when he was the happiest
has the best eyesight of the group
Place where Clara Allen has settled down
Newt, Dish
Who is assigned to watch Lorie to keep her safe from Blue Duck? And who is annoyed by this choice?
sets off by himself to save Lorie from Blue Duck
the leader of the group of Indians who bought Lorena from Big Duck
Fort Worth
place where July receives letter from Peach informing him that Elmira has run away
Sedgwick, Wilbarger, livery
July considers leaving Joe with a job with _____________, _____________ and then a ___________ stable
tobacco, follow, rocks
Roscoe encounters some rough-looking travelers who demand ___________ and say he's lying when he says he doesn't have any; they later _________ Roscoe and Janey and mug them, but Janey throws _______ at them to get them to leave
livery stable
Where does Roscoe try to drop off Janey to board for $3 a month? She later escapes from here.
Aus Frank
a very strange man Gus meets on his way to finding Lorie who gathers buffalo bones in a wheelbarrow and piles them up in a series of pyramid shapes. Gus had also known him as a bank robber who had only spent four days in prison
six Kiowa
Gus learns from Aus Frank that Blue Duck usually travels with ___ ________
whiskey, dice, horses, weapons, ownership, kill
One night, Blue Duck rides in with _______ for the Kiowa, and once they are drunk, he takes out his _____ and forces the men to play. In the process of the game, he wins their _______ and their ________ as well as complete ___________ of Lorena. He has no intention of using her as the other Indians have. Instead, he promises the men he will give everything back, including her, if they will go find Gus and ______ him.
Call, Pea Eye, Deets, Call
Fighting styles of Gus's old comrades: _____ was a great attacker; _______ was mostly concerned with not running out of bullets and would not take chances with his shots; ______ would never fire on a fleeing man; but ______ would pursue one fifty miles or more.
Gus uses his horses' _______ as protection against the Indians pursuing him as he tries to rescue Lorie
weapon Blue Duck uses to kill Roscoe, Janey, and Joe
Po Campo
reveals that Blue Duck had killed his three sons when he rode south to kill his cheating wife
Old Dog
The lead steer; When they cross the Marais River, he falls back and disappears. Later, they find two grizzlies making a meal of him
Adobe Walls
Gus takes Lorie to this old fort where Gus had once seen some nasty men and soldiers; now completely deserted and most of the buildings in ruins because of not enough buffalo. He finds them shelter in a building with a relatively good roof remaining, and they hole up there until the weather changes; stay for two days
food, tent
Wilbarger provides Gus and Lorie with _____ and a _____
Bill and Pete Spettle
brothers hired as hands by Call to help on the cattle drive - family seems ready to starve out. Because of this, Call's reluctant to take the Widow's oldest sons. However, she insists that they go, because she has six other children to feed. She cries terribly when they leave, but she knows that they will be better off;confide in Newt that they would run away right then if they weren't afraid of getting lost
Bill's, Trinity
After Lorie gets captured, Jake spends most of his days in a place called _____ Saloon on the _________ River Bluffs
Sally Skull
hard-drinking whore Jake has access to after Lorena is captured; sits with her on her porch and watches the wagons move up and down the streets of Fort Worth even though he pays $10 a day for the bed and her privileges; also takes what she calls her "powders;" Later, is taken to jail for shooting a young foreman in the shoulder for being mouthy with her. While there, she bribes one of the deputies to get her the powders. When he brings them in to her, she tries to grab his gun and in the ensuing scuffle, they shoot each other fatally. There is a strong reaction from the town directed toward whores and gamblers, so Jake decides it's prudent to leave town; finds $600 in her hatbox and steals it on his way to Dallas
Old Bacon Rind
Indian who once fed Gus and Call buffalo - Call feels he needs to return the favor so he gives a group of poor and starved-looking Indians a steer
cloud of this animal comes through; us and Lorena take shelter in the tent, but the hands are caught out in the middle of it. Call tells them that they have to just live through it; Newt ends up alone with a bunch of Indians who are kind and try to help him by pointing him in the right direction
Jim, Hutto
Two criminals July and Janey capture and haul into town
young woman Jake is attracted to at a small store he is at with the Suggs brothers; When he strikes up a conversation with the girl, her husband, who is an angry old man, smashes him with the end of his rifle. When the old man tries to strike a second time, Jake shoots him. When their people begin to spill out of the store, Jake mounts up to leave even though he is reluctant to enter the Territory with two deaths against his name. In neither case is he really to blame, but the law never understands that. So, he rides off with the Suggs Brothers and a final smile from her. That confuses him as well.
two; Frog Lip
The Suggs brothers indicate they are looking for nesters with more than a cow and a pile of buffalo chips. These are people who have built sod houses on the prairie in order to farm. They come across a family and decide to rob them. Unfortunately, all the family has is ____ $2 gold pieces. They take the money, much frustrated, and Jake is glad to see that it looks like nothing else is going to come of it. But _________ drives their two cows on top of the sod roof and their weight breaks the roof in with no damage to the cows. He had done it just because he didn't get to shoot any one.
Dodge City, Peach
July goes to ___________ to write a letter to ________ to explain about Roscoe and Joe but cries when he begins to write
the town whore of Dodge City; knows more about Dee than he does; had known Elmira when they both were whores in Dodge. She tells July that Elmira is no doubt hunting Dee Boot, and then, because she always liked to steal Elmira's men in the past, she offers July a little fun. Unfortunately, July is so drunk that he can only lean over the railing of her porch and vomit most of the night; he next day, he sees her do intimate things that he has never before seen a woman do. It makes him realize that he's no better than the cowboys who drive the herds - he's fallen in love with a whore. She sees such pain in his eyes that she feels bad, while July just thinks how terribly lonely he feels. She advises him to just go back home, because even if he finds Elmira, it won't make her agree to come back with him
hung, fire
Two hours after the Suggs brothers attack Wilbarger, they come across a tent with two men plowing the ground outside it. Dan Suggs kills them both with a single shot to the head each, and then strings up the bodies as if they were _____, and eventually sets the bodies on _____. There is no reason the Dan shot them, because they have nothing of value, so it's clear to Jake that the man is insane. Getting away as soon as possible is the only course left open to him
Dish is almost killed in this river when his horse takes fright, but Deets saves him before the horse can paw him under
Pea Eye
almost dies trying to get Sean O'Brien out of the Nueces River
Newt, Pea Eye, Dish
When Call, Deets and Gus go off to see the dying Wilbarger, they also take ______ and ______, leaving _______ in charge of Lorena and the herd
Eddie Suggs
bandit who roams the plains and towns of the west seeking to steal whatever they can; has to be shot in the shoulder when captured;
friends, Newt, money, spurs
When Jake is hung, he says he's glad his _________ are hanging him, not strangers; he gives his pony to _______; he tells the others they can divide his _______; then he ______ his horse to bring about his own hanging
Clara's oldest daughter
Clara's youngest daughter who develops a bond with Lorena - is the only happiness in Lorena's life after Gus dies
How many sons of Clara's have died?
only thing Clara and Bob ever quarreled about
Elmira, Big Zwey, Luke
First three visitors readers see that arrive at Clara's
What Cholo calls Dee Boot when Elmira asks about him
jail, hanging
When Elmira arrives in Ogallala, where is Dee Boot? What is his fate?
lame, Dodge, snake
July Johnson is cursing himself as a man in a worse position than Job. He keeps having setbacks and accidents in his search for Elmira. First, his horse goes ______, and he has to walk back to _______ and buy another. Then, near the Republican River, as he is sleeping, he is bitten by a ______, and his right leg becomes so swollen and painful he has to cut his pant leg.
What Clara names July and Elmira's baby; he is beloved by all the women;
What does Po Campo continually warn the herd about?
Who takes all the deaths the hardest?
St. Louis
Where do Big Zwey and Elmira try to head after July catches up with them in Ogallala?
What type of Indians is Big Zwey warned about when he and Elmira head off to St. Louis? They are later murdered by these Indians.
What is the name of the song that July sings to Martin when Clara forces him to hold him?
Who on the drive dreams of going back to the Rio Grande?
Middle-age gambler Gus meets in Ogallala; He suggests they have a game, but Gus isn't interested in one with only two players. Tells Nellie, a whore, to go away, because they are trying to get a game of cards to together. Instead, she offers herself to Gus upon which he cuffs her across the face. He tells Gus he hit her, because she's a "tart," and he won't have her interfering in his pleasure. Gus reacts by offering a chair beside him to Nellie and telling him to go away, because he won't play cards or drink with a man who hits women. him warns Nellie that she'll get a beating she'll never forget if she interferes with him again. At that, Gus hits him so hard he knocks him back into the next table. After he leaves, Nellie explains that he's Rosie's husband, and she works for Rosie
whore in Ogallala who works for Rosie; Shaw hits her, calling her a "tart," when she offers herself to Gus; Gus gives her twenty dollars to bribe Shaw not to beat her
Shaw's wife; head whore of Ogallala;
fine little mare Dish picks out in Ogallala; She is the exact opposite of the Hell Bitch, and she has become almost like a pet to him
Dixon, Dish, Sugar; Newt, Pete Spettle, Call, Gus
In Ogallala, a party of about half dozen soldiers led by ______ rides up - he spits tobacco juice all over ______'s shirt. When Dish rushes him for the insult, Dixon hits him twice over the head with the gun barrel. Then, the soldier grabs ______'s reins and turns to ride away. _____ immediately reacts by grabbing the bridle bit of the horse and hanging on for dear life. Dixon grabs the rawhide quirt on the saddle of one of the soldiers and begins to beat Newt with it. _________ tries to grab the quirt, but Dixon hits him hard enough to break his nose. Then, one of the blows of the quirt hits Sugar, and her squeal gets _____'s attention. He mounts the Hell Bitch and wheels toward the scene of the fight. He feels an anger he hasn't felt in many years and charges headlong into the melee. When Dixon is thrown by his horse, Call jumps down and begins to beat his head against an anvil. Everyone shouts that he's going to kill Dixon, so _____ literally lassoes Call and pulls him away. The soldiers just calmly load the beaten man on his horse and ride away.
Before he leaves the younger boys in Ogallala, Gus slips each of them a ___ dollar gold piece so they can have a taste of what the hands have been talking about: drinking and whoring
Mary and Buf
Two whores the younger boys meet in Ogallala
Pete Spettle
Only one of the younger boys who decides to leave when they get to the whore house
Whore Newt meets up with in Ogallala; the experience isn't everything he thought it would be - feels that it wasn't worth the ten dollars he had spent (other hands agree)
Newt, Ben Rainey
On the way back to the herd from Ogallala, something spooks their horses and ______ and _______ are thrown
Where does Clara kiss Gus when he comes?
Who does Call have to bargain with for horses at the Allens? This person sets a very stiff price that he reluctantly agrees to
Who does Clara offer the other sorrel gelding with a white star on his forehead and deducts the price from what Call will pay?
Call and July
Who are the only two people who feel awkward at the picnic Clara throws?
Newt, Lorena
Clara offers both _______ and ________ a place at her house. (Only the latter accepts).
Po Campo's favorite sweetener
What kind of storm does the herd run into once they leave Ogallala?
By the Salt River, some Indians steal ________ horses on foot for food
blind baby
Deets tries to comfort and return a ______ ______ at the poor Indian thief camp and is thrusted with a lance from an Indian boy - Call and Gus feel responsible for not shooting the boy sooner
What is Deets' first name?
grizzly bear
Dish's horse suddenly bolts at a __________ and then the Texas bull attacks it
Cholo and July
Which two men are completely devoted to Clara? The latter proposes.
What is most of the herd astonished to see when a storm rolls out of the Bighorns in Montana?
Gus and Pea Eye
Which two men does Call send to scout out land farther north than Montana?
Bloods, Utes
Type of Indians who chase after Gus and Pea Eye; Type Gus thinks it is
Gus sends Pea Eye swimming down the _____ to get help for him.
How many arrows is Gus pierced with?
Hugh Auld
man who finds Gus hobbling towards Mile City when he's wounded - tells him it's forty miles away; ties him on his horse, and they begin the long trek to Mile City. Five hours later, they arrive, and Gus finally gives in to unconsciousness; catches up to the herd with his wagon and soon becomes the same kind of talker Gus had been
one, other
The doctor in Mile City removes ____ of Gus's leg and then tries to remove the ______ - Gus refuses
whiskey, tip, piano
Gus gives the doctor money to buy him _______ and ____ the girl who plays the ______ in the saloon nearby, so that she'll keep on playing.
Texas, Clara's orchard, preserve, winter, spring, gift, Ogallala, Lorena, father, arrow, Newt, revenge, grave, Clara, Lorena, Pea Eye, asleep
In one of his waking periods, Gus asks Call to take his body back to ______ and bury it in _____________, the special spot where he had shared picnics with Clara many years before. He says to just _________ his body over the ______ and take him home in the ______. He also says that it's his _____ to Call. Taking Gus home will be another year in which he can keep busy. He asks him in another waking period to stop on his way to Texas in ________, Nebraska, and tell the women that he's died. He's to leave his half of the herd to ______, and he reveals to Call that he told Newt he is his _______. Some of Gus' other thoughts include: his embarrassment that he was taken down by an _______; his fear that Call will mistreat ______ (a quarrel which Call notes is the same one they've had all these years together); his warning to Call not to seek ______ on the Indians who attacked him, because they have taken their land for years, and they have the right to their anger and hatred; for Call to place the Hat Creek Company sign over his ______; to deliver to notes to ______ and _______; and to give his saddle to _______, because he cut his up to make a crutch. Then, Call falls ________ listening to Gus breathe. When he awakes, his lifetime friend is dead
charcoal, salt, shed
The doctor tells Call they'll pack Gus' body in __________ and _____ to preserve it over the winter, and eventually, they store it in the doctor's harness _____
Fort Benton
The herd learns that the army at _____________ is interested in buying horses
Milk, Missouri, spring
Call tells the hands that they will build the ranch between the _____ and the _________Rivers, and he will file for ownership in the _______
What happens to help motivate the hands to build the house in Montana faster?
threatens to take his wages and leave (for Nebraska); Call refuses the first time because he needed help with the house; after it was finished he let him go
Who refuses to live in the house, setting up Wilbarger's tent in a sheltered spot on the creek?
Who discovers his knack for breaking horces and is watched by Call when he exercises this talent? He later breaks the horses at Fort Benton as well.
What does Call sell to the army at Fort Benton?
What does Clara constantly bake?
Clara gets mad at July when he does not help her when Martin gets ____. (She was very scared he would die like her other boys)
year, proposal
When Clara gets mad at July, she says he now must wait a ______ for his answer to his ________.
Dish, Lorena, Clara, job, Lorena, Gus, Dish, July
________ arrives at Clara's. Even though he's come to court ________, _______ takes an instant liking to him, and even offers him a _____. As for ______, she barely talks once she learns from him that ____ is dead. Furthermore, ______ is better with horses than _____ is, and he's not interested in making friends with him.
Jasper Fant
Which hand unexpectedly becomes a good cook?
fifteen, father, son, Needle, Call
At the new ranch, _________ horses suddenly go missing, stolen by a _______, who is a Bible reader, and his ____; _______ is with Call when he goes to capture the pair to hang them for being horse thieves. The father strikes out at Needles with a hatchet and would have killed him if Needles hadn't jerked back. So _____ is forced to shoot him
Big Tom
Horse thief's son who begs for his life saying that his father made him do these things, and that he can be of help to them since he has worked as a blacksmith. Call has always been strict when it came to punishing horse thieves, but this time he gives in and brings the boy back to the ranch; For ten days, the boy works and is very friendly, but none of the hands really likes him. Then, one morning, Call catches him trying to ride off with four of the men's wallets. Call had been watching him, because he expected something like this would happen. They then hang him
Bert Borum
hand hired by Call to help on the cattle drive; leaves with Soupy to head back to Texas when they become frustrated that Newt gets more leadership roles
three, two, branding, Newt
After Soupy and Bert leave, Call worries that he won't have enough hands to run the ranch, but ______ young men from the fort give up soldiering and accept a job with him, and ______ genuine cowboys from Mile City ride up and ask for a job as well. Then, he begins the _________ of the new cows, and _____ learns to rope better than anyone else on the ranch
Newt, Lorena, Hell Bitch, Winchester, sadder, watch
Call tries to find a time to tell Newt that he's his son, but every time he has a chance, he chokes up and the words won't come. Then one night, Call tells Newt that he has to take Gus back to Texas, and he wants _____ to be in charge of the ranch. He tells him about the money that has to be banked for ______, and then, he gives him the ________ and his _______. All these gestures are what a man would do for a son, but Call just can't bring himself to be honest with the boy. Newt feels _______ than he's ever felt in his life, because he senses that the Captain wants to say the words. When he's ready to go, the final thing he hands Newt is his father's ______, and then, he abruptly turns and rides away
When Call arrives in Mile City to get Gus' coffin, he discovers that something had broken into the shed, knocked over the coffin, and made off with Gus' severed ____
Clara tries to convince Call that he should go back to the ranch to take care of his ____ rather than transport his dead friend to Texas; She tells him she despises him for being a vain coward, and she resents every day he had spent with Gus and deprived her of the same time. None of it has any effect on Call who just puts his mule into a trot and leaves Clara's home with Gus' coffin tied on the back.
Charles Goodnight
has been a famous cattleman since the 1850's. Call runs into him on his way to Texas with Gus; He tells Call that Blue Duck had slaughtered two families, and now they have caught him and are going to hang him
Santa Rosa
Where is Blue Duck to be hanged in a week?
cell, fly
Call visits Blue Duck in his ____. The insolent Indian shows nothing but contempt for Call and declares that he'll see him _____ before he hangs
windows, deputy, death
Before Blue Duck can be hanged, he makes good on his promise and breaks through one of the glass _______, flies through the air (smiling creepily at Call) after grabbing a ______ along with him, and falls to his ______ three stories below.
before he can get out of the crowd after Blue Duck's hanging, Call stopped by a newspaper _______ who declares that he needs a story from one of the most famous Rangers who ever lived. He says that Call is a man of vision to which Call replies, "Yeah, a hell of a vision."
shot, Hat Creek Cattle Company and Livery Emporium, initials, blacksmith; Lonesome Dove
One day, above the Horsehead Crossing, Call is _____ by a group of four Indians, and has to rescue Gus from getting left behind. Finally, he arrives at Clara's Orchard with Gus' corpse and what's left of his sign - just the words, "______________________________." He scratches Gus's _________ on the back. After he sets the sign on top of the grave, a group of settlers comes by thinking that the sign points to a __________ shop, but Call has to straighten them out. Then, he worries that the sign will just make people think something's there that's not. However, he decides to ride on to _____________ and let someone else worry about the sign.
Call rides into town to the sound of _______ beating the dinner bell with the broken crowbar. His return to Mexico had been a trial and a disappointment
Dry Bean Saloon
Call realizes the ______________ is gone when he returns to Lonesome Dove
Dillard Brawley
The barber of Lonesome Dove that Call mistakes for Gus (since he is one-legged) when he returns; he explains to Call what happened to the saloon
burns, room
Xavier _______ the saloon to the ground while standing in Lorena's ______
sheriff in Santa Clara who is determined to have Blue Duck hanged
Bill Spettle
struck by lightning and killed