Flyin' West - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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As the scene opens, Sophie and Wil are hiding near the house; Miss Leah and Minnie wait in the bedroom, and Fannie greets Frank when he returns. In a very congenial manner, Fannie tells Frank that the family cannot condone what he did to Minnie but that they can forgive him and are willing to buy the land back from him. Frank is open to the idea. It doesn't matter to him where the money comes from, so long as he gets it.

Lulled into a sense of security, Frank takes a piece of the apple pie offered by Fannie and starts to choke and gag after only a few bites. Realizing that he has been poisoned, Frank can only gasp for breath and beg for water, which Fannie does not provide. After Frank falls dead, Fannie signals to the others to come inside, and...

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