"The Laughing Man...soon his ingenious criminal methods..."
Mary Hudson Breaks Up With Chief
Death of The Laughing Man
The Chief shares the story of The Laughing Man to the Comanches on the bus. This is the first encounter the reader has with The Laughing Man. This introduction lays the plot of the rest of the story, in that it parallel's the Chief's life.
This is the point in the story when the Chief's life forever changed. This is also when the reader discovers the similarities between The Laughing Man and the Chief.
After the Chief experiences the death of his relationship, he kills off The Laughing Man in his last installment.