Intruder in the Dust - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Charles, Aleck Sanders and the Edmonds boy go back to their hunting, but Charles's heart is no longer in it. Charles takes the coins from his pocket and throws them into the creek. That night in bed he has trouble sleeping. Charles keeps thinking about the scene at Lucas's house. The fact that Lucas had the two black boys pick up the money feels like a deeper insult to Charles. Lucas beat him and he knows it. Charles is furious about the incident.

Charles is aware of what the people in the county think of Lucas. He behaves in a way he shouldn't, talking to people like any white person would do. In fact, Charles hears of an incident once at the local store where Lucas went to buy himself a box of gingersnaps. Another customer made a rude comment to Lucas and...

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