Table of Contents
   Contextp. 1
   Plot Overviewp. 3
   Character Listp. 7
   Analysis of Major Charactersp. 11
      Inmanp. 11
      Adap. 12
      Rubyp. 13
   Themes, Motifs & Symbolsp. 15
      Isolation in the Search for Meaningp. 15
      Knowledge and Intuitionp. 15
      Seasonal Changes and Rotationsp. 16
      The Pastp. 17
      The Crowp. 17
      Forked Roads and Crossingsp. 17
      Dark-Haired Womenp. 17
   Summary & Analysisp. 19
      The Shadow of a Crowp. 19
      The Ground Beneath Her Handsp. 22
      The Color of Despair; Verbs, All of Them Tiringp. 24
      Like any Other Thing, a Gift; Ashes of Rosesp. 27
      Exile and Brute Wanderingp. 31
      Source and Rootp. 33
      To Live Like a Gamecockp. 36
      In Place of the Truth; the Doing of itp. 39
      Freewill Savages; Bride Bed Full of Bloodp. 42
      A Satisfied Mind; a Vow to Bearp. 45
      Naught and Grief; Black Bark in Winterp. 47
      Footsteps in the Snow; the Far Side of Troublep. 50
      Spirits of Crows, Dancing; Epilogue. October of 1874p. 53
   Important Quotations Explainedp. 57
   Key Factsp. 63
   Study Questions & Essay Topicsp. 65
   Review & Resourcesp. 69
      Quizp. 69
      Suggestions for Further Readingp. 74