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As I Lay Dying - Dewey Dell - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Dewey Dell - Chapter 14 Summary

Dewey Dell wishes someone would do things for her, but she never specifies about whom she is talking. However, her thoughts are interrupted when Cash comes in looking for Vardaman, because Peabody's horses ran away and Cash suspects Vardaman had a hand in it. Dewey Dell does not know where he went, but she does report that dinner is ready.

When Cash and Anse sit down to eat, Dewey Dell goes out to the barn to milk the cow. Thinking she is alone in the barn, she is suddenly aroused by her solitude. However, her implied intention to masturbate in the barn is interrupted when she sees Vardaman.

Alarmed and angered at the thought that Vardaman was spying on her, Dewey Dell shakes Vardaman and yells at him for sneaking around. Vardaman, however, cannot do anything except blubber that Peabody killed...

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