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A Gathering of Old Men - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

Lou reports that three funerals take place two days later. Beau Boutan and Luke Will are buried in Bayonne, and Charlie is buried at Marshall. Then the trial takes place. Candy hires her lawyer for the black people. Ku Klux Klan lawyers defend Luke Will's buddies. All the defendants look pathetic as they are all torn up from the weeds and debris they crawled around in. The only one who was shot was Leroy. Everyone is cleaned up and wearing their good clothes. The courtroom is full every day. Fix is there with all the Boutans, including Gil. (LSU beat Ole Miss, with both Gil and Cal contributing to the great win.) Klansmen and Nazis are there to support the rednecks. The NAACP is there too. The judge is an older man who drinks a lot and has a good sense of humor. He warns everyone not...

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