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A Gathering of Old Men Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

Mat gets home and hands his sack of fish to his wife, Ella. He calls Clatoo's house and learns that Clatoo has already left in his truck with his shotgun and that he is likely on his way to Silo (Billy Washington's place) or the old Mulatto Place (Jacob Aguillard's). He tracks Clatoo down at Jacob's house via Jacob's neighbor Leola, a widow. He gets Leola to ask Clatoo to wait and to find her late husband's shotgun and shells for him to use. When he hangs up the phone, Ella asks him what is going on. They argue about what Mat and the others intend to do. Ella makes some phone calls and learns that her uncle, Billy Washington, is involved. She finally gets Mat to tell her what is going on. They argue more, and Mat rips the phone out of the wall so Ella...

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