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Bless the Beasts and Children

Glendon Swarthout

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Where do the Bedwetters go for an overnight camping trip, during which they first visit the buffalo preserve for the first time?

According to Lally two, who lives in his family's sauna?

What happens during John Cotton's dream at the very beginning of the novel?

Who shoots Cotton in his dream?

When he awakens from his dream, how does Cotton first realize that Lally two is missing?

What is the result of the vote on whether or not to leave the camp for the night?

Which Native American tribe name represents the most respected cabin at camp?

Who does the group fear sees them as they leave the camp?

Which movie do the Bedwetters sneak out of camp one night to watch?

Of what does Goodenow have a profound fear?

What is "bumping?"

What do the boys see upon reaching the top of Mingus Mountain?

What do the Bedwetters call their fictional band during their encounter with the bowlers?

How do the boys force the bowlers to stop bothering them?

What happens when the Bedwetters are only a few miles from the buffalo preserve?

Why does Cotton vote against completing their mission?

On what does Goodenow slip and fall in the buffalo preserve?

How do the shooters get the opportunity to kill the buffalo?

What reaction do the Bedwetters have to the killings?

How does Lally two surprise the rest of the group while at the buffalo preserve?

How does Cotton propose they scare the buffalo out of the pens?

What beverage do the Bedwetters share upon freeing the buffalo?

Where does Cotton intend to release the buffalo to true freedom?

What does Lally two leave behind in the pens?

As the boys feed the buffalo hay out of the back of the truck, how do the animals and the boys interact?

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