* Lena Grove leaves her Alabama home and arrives in Jefferson, Mississippi, in search of Lucas Burch, the father of her unborn baby.
* Lena is given a ride by two men whose wives take care of her and give her some money.
* Byron Bunch works at the planing mill in Jefferson.
* Byron recalls that Joe Christmas looked like a vagrant when he came to work at the mill two years ago.
* Another new mill worker, Joe Brown, befriends Christmas.
* Brown and Christmas live in an old cabin on Miss Burden's property outside of town.
* Brown and Christmas sell bootleg whiskey.
* Byron falls in love with Lena the minute he sees her at the mill asking for Lucas.
* Byron tells her that Lucas Burch is the man now called Joe Brown.
* Gail Hightower used to be a minister in Jefferson but resigned due to pressure from the...
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