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As I Lay Dying - Tull - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Tull - Chapter 8 Summary

Vernon Tull and Anse are discussing what Anse should do, though it is not clear what Anse's decision concerns. Tull is trying to reassure him that Darl and Jewel will get back in time to see their mother die, but Anse is not convinced, because he thinks that Addie seems ready to die soon.

While the men are discussing Darl and Jewel, Vardaman arrives, carrying an enormous fish that he caught. Seeing the fish, Anse tells Vardaman that he has to clean it. Vardaman protests, but Anse's insistence finally sends him sulking off with the fish.

While Vernon watches Vardaman walk off toward the barn, Cora comes out of the house and tells Vernon that it is time for them to go. Before he leaves, Vernon offers his help to Anse, if he needs it, and then he, Cora, Kate, and Eula get...

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