A Gathering of Old Men - Chapters 11-12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11: The men eagerly welcome Miss Merle, who arrives with sandwiches. Lou Dimes, narrating this chapter, comments on how, after her parents died, Candy was raised by Merle and Mathu, as Miss Bea and the Major were determined to be unfit for the duty. Fearing the arrival of Fix, Merle soon exits, escorted to her car by Mapes as the sun goes down.

Chapter 12: In Chapter 12, the narrative shifts to Sully and Gil as they arrive at the Boutan’s homeon the bayou. Gil enters the full house where he informs his father, Fix, of the situation at the Marshall Plantation and that he believes that Mathu is likely responsible for shooting Beau. Despite the cries for blood, especially from a man named Luke Wills, Gil expresses to Fix that retaliation by lynching is not only the wrong way to go about addressing the circumstances...

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