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Bang the Drum Slowly - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Although Bainbridge is listed as Bruce's official hometown, Bruce is actually from Mill, Georgia, which is not so much a town, as his parents' house. They do not know that he is coming, but Bruce and Henry roll up in the drive without ceremony and go sit on the porch with Bruce's parents. Bruce's parents pass the time by sitting on their front porch, swatting flies and sipping water. They are happy to have Henry join them. Bruce's parents ask him what what the news is from Minnesota, and he tells them that there is nothing wrong with him. Each morning, the group waits for the mail for several hours, then carefully reads and discusses every piece of mail that comes in, while they hang out with the mailman. Henry is amazed by the slow pace of such a life, and also at how the family seems...

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