Billy manages to track and catch the wolf and then decides to take it back to Mexico. It’s not clear if this is because of some sort of admiration for the animal, feeling of doing what’s right to a pregnant animal or if it has something to do with the feelings he has for his father – who would have liked to have no doubt shared the credit for the kill across the family.
Before he crosses into Mexico Billy is stopped and questioned on his intentions by a farmer who wonders if he not only knows what he is doing but whether or not it os a wise idea taking a wolf back into Mexico and not just killing it. Billy stands his ground and heads across the border with the wolf in tow and the threat from McCarthy that having left home that morning that was the last time he ever saw his father alive. Hopefully there will be more than just 20 or so pages consumed when I get back in the work routine on Monday.