Intruder in the Dust - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Charles rushes home to speak to his uncle. Uncle Gavin is sequestered in his office with someone Charles assumes is a farmer with a minor grievance. Charles bursts through the door and finds his uncle with a Miss Habersham. Charles ignores his uncle's guest and begins telling his uncle what it is Lucas wants from him. Uncle Gavin refuses to listen. He says it is normal for an accused murderer to lie about his part in a murder and it would be foolish to try to talk the Gowries into permission to dig up their dead family member only to prove a black man innocent. Then Uncle Gavin sends Charles out of the room.

Charles considers what to do next. He would like to take a car up to the cemetery, but his father has the keys to the family car in his...

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