An old peddler who claims to have once been a wealthy man in Georgia. Odell tells Inman that he fell in love with Lucinda, a slave, and then went off to fight in the Civil War. Odell has no idea what became of Lucinda, or whether his fortune in Georgia is intact.
Odell Quotes in Cold Mountain
The Cold Mountain quotes below are all either spoken by Odell or refer to Odell. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Grove Press edition of Cold Mountain published in 2006.).
Chapter 7 Quotes
When Odell finished talking he was drunk and sat blotting at his eyes with his shirt cuff.
—It's a feverish world, Inman said, for lack of better comment.
Odell Character Timeline in Cold Mountain
The timeline below shows where the character Odell appears in Cold Mountain. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: exile and brute wandering
...for the night. Later in the night, Inman encounters an old peddler whose name is Odell. Odell offers Inman some whiskey from Tennessee, which they enjoy together. Odell tells Inman that... (full context)