1. What is C.J. thinking about babies and what does he remember about a discussion he had with Dillon? What is Dillon making and why?
C.J. Marcum is thinking about things that can affect a baby before it is born. He remembers a discussion that he had with Dillon Lloyd in 1890. Dillon is making a banjo for the baby about to be born to his brother and sister-in-law.
2. What are the railroad companies doing to the farmers and how do the get it done?
The railroad companies are taking the mineral rights from the farmers and then sell the rights to coal companies. The companies claim that they already have the legal ownership of the mineral rights but use intimidation to get farmers to sign anyway.
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