All the King's Men - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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While the beginning of the chapter begins right after Willie told Jack to find evidence against Judge Irwin, Jack reminisces about his time in graduate school. He had come into the possession of a Civil War-era ancestor’s journal and other artifacts. The man’s name was Cass Mastern. He was born poor, but his brother was able to send him to college. At that time, he became friends with Duncan and Annabelle Trice. Cass discovered he was in love with Annabelle, and the two began having an affair. Duncan found out, though, and committed suicide. Annabelle sold the slave that found his wedding ring. In her mind, she could not live with a person who knew about the affair.

Cass found out about the slave and vowed to bring her back. He tried looking for her, but she had vanished. Sullen, he returned and ended his relationship...

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