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As I Lay Dying - Study Guide Darl - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Addie asks for Jewel, but Anse tells her that he is gone. Then, using the last of her strength, Addie sits up in bed to watch Cash work on her coffin. Cash only responds by showing her the boards he is working on, before returning to his work. Finally, Addie lies back down, takes a final look at Vardaman and dies.

Shocked at her sudden death, Dewey Dell falls across Addie's knees and tries in vain to wake her. Vardaman, who is saddened and angered by his mother's death, runs out of the house. However, Anse's only response is to curse Jewel and Darl for not being there.

Hearing the commotion, Cash enters the room. Seeing his son, Anse offers to get him help with the coffin, but Cash is not listening. Instead, Cash stares at Addie for a bit, and then goes...

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