Fifth Business


Robertson Davies

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The stone in the snowball

Percy packs a stone into the snowball that accidentally strikes Mary Dempster’s head instead of Dunstan’s. At the end of the novel it is revealed that Dunstan has kept this stone his whole life, unwilling… read analysis of The stone in the snowball

Dunstan Ramsay’s leg

Dunstan’s leg is lost due to a wartime injury. The injury occurs during a mission that Dunstan succeeded in only because he got lucky, in which he unintentionally snuck up behind a German Machine gun… read analysis of Dunstan Ramsay’s leg