The Violent Bear It Away Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Chapter 1

* Buford Mason buries Mason Tarwater.

* Mason teaches Tarwater, his great-nephew, the ways of prophesying so that the child may carry on his legacy.

* Mason has a history of kidnapping and baptizing children.

* Tarwater's uncle, Rayber, "the schoolteacher", has been at odds with Mason for years.

* Mason always wanted to baptize Rayber's son Bishop.

* Tarwater burns down Mason's cabin and leaves Powderhead.

Chapters 2 and 3

* Tarwater hitches a ride with a copper flue salesman named Meeks.

* Tarwater goes to Rayber's house.

* When Tarwater sees Bishop he gets the urge to baptize the boy.

* Bishop is developmentally impaired.

* Rayber feels he can provide a better life for Tarwater and takes him in.

Chapters 4 and 5

* Rayber buys Tarwater food and clothing and Tarwater rejects it.

* Tarwater leaves his room one night and goes into town. Rayber follows him.

* Tarwater visits a church with a young girl preaching.

* Tarwater claims he only...

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