All the King's Men - Study Guide Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Now that Judge Irwin killed himself, Willie is upset he didn’t have any leverage over his opponent. He decides to give the contract to his opponent and makes the necessary arrangements. One Saturday night soon after the transaction, Willie’s son, Tom, is playing in his college football game. Tom is tackled and doesn’t get up. The medics take Tom into the field house and Willie keeps focusing on the game. Near the end, Willie is called back to the field house. Jack waits in his office for news and Sadie calls. Tom is in a coma, and Willie is requesting Jack’s presence.

Surgery reveals Tom’s spinal cord was crushed and he will be permanently paralyzed. The news upsets Willie and he breaks his agreement with his opponents. Jack then receives a phone call from Anne. Apparently, Adam received an anonymous call saying Anne...

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