In Dubious Battle - Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9. Leaving a hundred men behind to guard the camp, the strikers go into town to meet the arriving trainload of scabs. As London steps forward and begins to talk to the scabs, Joy suddenly squirms his way out of one of the boxcars and jumps to the ground, gesturing energetically to the scabs to follow him. Three shots ring out from the windows across the street, and Joy falls lifeless to the ground.

Against Dakin’s wishes, Mac takes Joy’s body back to the camp, but Burton says they will have to turn the corpse over to the coroner. Mac and Dakin disagree over Mac’s plans to hold a public funeral for Joy as a means of gaining sympathy for the strikers, but London supports Mac and says he will send a group of his own men to stay in town and make sure...

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