Blood Meridian


Cormac McCarthy

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A fifteen-year-old boy who works as a bonepicker on the plains of Texas. When the man tells Elrod and his companions how he came to be in possession of David Brown’s necklace of ears, Elrod accuses him of being a liar. Elrod returns to the man’s camp later that night armed with a rifle, and the man kills him.
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Elrod Character Timeline in Blood Meridian

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Chapter 23
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...shows them his necklace of ears and explains its origins; one of the bonepickers named Elrod, fifteen years old, hassles the man and suggests that he’s a liar. The man refers... (full context)