A Time to Kill - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Jake has lunch at Claude's coffee shop, the cafy that caters to the black crowd, with Stan Atcavage, the banker who denied Lester the loan. It is Friday, and Claude's crowd is half-white on this day of the week due to his barbecued pork shoulder. Claude whispers encouragement to Jake. A reporter from the New York Times approaches Jake's table and arranges an interview for 4:00 p.m. Stan suggests that this case will make Jake famous, but Jake reminds him that it won't make him rich. Only if he wins will it make him famous. He explains that running a law office, even for one lawyer, involves overhead. He further explains that lawyers are jealous, and every lawyer in town wants to see him lose this one.

The reporter, McKittrick, arrives for an interview later and is surprised to see a tape recorder on Jake's desk. After...

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