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All the King's Men Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

Jack must tackle his second historical research project—Judge Irwin's past. He decides that if there is vulnerability, it might be connected to money. Jack visits his father, who had been the Judge's friend for many years, and asks him if the Judge was ever broke. His father reacts in anger and will only say, "Foulness." However, Jack believes he saw in his facial expression just a suggestion that what he was asking was true.

Adam, Anne, and Jack spend a weekend at the Landing at the governor's house. Jack and Anne arrive ahead of Adam, and he asks her his question: "Was the Judge ever broke?" She is angry, but she reveals that she has had lunch with the governor at the capitol in the cafeteria to talk about the children's home she supports and where she volunteers. She is nearly thirty-five now, but he...

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