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The Dear Hunter Story: Act I

This is the story from Act I of the Dear Hunter's three Act albums.
1The Dear Hunter
Act I: The Lake South, the River North

Battesimo Del Fuoco: This song foretells the destiny of the main character. It tells
from his summarizes from his birth to his death (the flame is gone the fire remains).

The Lake South: This instrumental reveals the whimsical tone of the lake and the river
(the town south of the city).

City Escape: Ms. Terri (the first revealed character) is escaping from the city (which is
only ever referred to as The City) and is running from an unknown enemy. She goes
through countless uncomfortable circumstances (bleeding feet, tearing of her skin,
being clawed at her throat). This song sets the stage for the rest of the story as stated
in the song. By the end of the song, she reaches the Delphi Express, which is taking
her to The Lake and The River, the town south of The City.

The Inquiry of Ms. Terri: While on the train Ms. Terri reveals that she is pregnant and
questions her decision to keep the baby and escape her job. It is stated that Ms. Terri
is a prostitute and could not keep her baby if she decided to stay in The City (keep in
mind the father is no where to be found). She foreshadows Act II ?My love, I'll carry
you, And I'll teach you how to treat that Leading lady that you'll meet.? (The leading
lady being Ms. Leading who comes later on.) The end of the song she gives birth to a
son who?s name is not revealed.

1878: I personally think that this is the time period this story is set in. The boy has
grown old enough to question his mothers past and wonder where they came from (in
an attempt to discover what?s behind). This is the boy growing up and being raised in
The Lake and The River by Ms. Terri.

The Pimp and The Priest: Here the antagonist of the first two acts is unmasked. The
priest in The City works in the church during the day however, when night rolls
around, he runs a brothel for men to ?suffocate stress? called ?The Dime?. Ms. Terri
used to work for the Pimp and The Priest who does not allow his prostitutes to quit
their work at the dime (I since remained hostage) and was forced to runaway (sing
softly bring me to the lake).

His Hands Matched His Tongue: Back at The Lake and The River, Ms. Terri raises the
boy to his teenage years. She has taught him everything except for her experiences
back in The City, of which he seems curious. The boy seems to worry about his
mother?s death ?oh, someday she?ll be gone? and that there is more to her story that
he will never know.

The River North: This is the years passing for the boy and Ms. Terri between Acts I
and II.
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