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A Gathering of Old Men Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2 Summary

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Chapter 2 Summary

Janey reports that the Major is already drunk, asleep on the front garry, at noon. She thinks of telling Miss Bea but decides that would be "like talking to the wall." She tries to call Lou, but he is at dinner. She leaves a message for him to get to the quarters right away. Janey is crying and praying. She tries to call Miss Merle several times, but there is no answer. She checks on the Major again, but he is sleeping on the porch swing, drunk. She checks on Miss Bea, who is out in the pasture under a pecan tree looking for pecans. Janey worries about what would happen if Miss Bea were bitten by a snake. She tries calling Miss Merle again and worries about Fix and his gang coming in trucks with guns. Janey resumes the housework she was doing when...

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