The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg - Study Guide Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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The day of the long-anticipated public inquiry finally arrives. The town hall is packed with citizens and visitors alike as well as more than a few members of the press. The sack of coins has taken center stage and is the focus of nearly everyone's attention. The nineteen principal citizens are there, along with their wives, who are all gazing at the sack and planning how they will spend the money. Meanwhile, their husbands are silently rehearsing their speeches of gratitude. Finally, Reverend Burgess rises to begin the inquiry. He begins by recounting the series of events that had transpired in the previous weeks before reminding those assembled of the town's legacy of honesty. He asks those assembled to give their promise that they will each do their part to ensure that this legacy is protected for future generations. Then he thanks the stranger who, through his...

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