Gem Kosan
Gem Kosan asked:

What is the significance of the young gunslingers leaving bread crumbs at the gallows? There seems to be a metaphor there, but I don't understand it.

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David Good
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Andrew I *think* the purpose of the bread was to prevent the birds from picking at the body... for a little while at least. I believe Cort meant it as a symbolic gesture, and indeed, when the boys look around and see just how many carrion-feeders have flocked to the hanging, they understand just how functionally pointless it is.
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