Poker Flat
Updated: 1/24/2020
Poker Flat
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  • 4 outcasts, kicked out of their home in Poker Flat; Oakhurst, Uncle Billy, the Duchess, and Mother Shipton.
  • Along the trail, they encounter Tom and Piney. Mr. Oakhurst had met Tom in a poker game previously. the outcast and younglings decide to travel together.
  • The group decides to post up in a shack for several cold nights. during the nighttime, Uncle Billy steals their mules, leaving the group without transportation.
  • To pass the time, Tom tells the group stories, namely of "The Iliad". The group cheerfully listened like little kids during storytime.
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  • Mother Shipton, having grown close with Piney, starves herself to death so Piney has more food to eat. The next day, Oakhurst and Tom leave for help and/or firewood.
  • Knowing he had left an insufficient amount of firewood, leading to the Duchess and Piney dying in each other's arms, Oakhurst shoots himself in the heart and leaves a poetic card pinned to the tree above him
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