Cathedral - The Train and Fever Summary & Analysis

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The Train: A woman holds a gun on a man, and threatens to kill him. She makes him kneel and presses his face into the dirt with her foot. She goes into the waiting room at a train station, and a stately old gentleman and a woman in a knit dress come in. The man is wearing a cravat, but he has no shoes on.

The old man and the woman talk in a disjointed way about his need for a light for his cigarette. The couple seems hostile to the woman, whose name is Miss Dent. They do not want to share the waiting room with her, but they do not leave, either. They do not seem to be drunk or impaired, but their words do not make much sense. They talk about a girl and the crowd she runs with, people...

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