Intruder in the Dust - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The group goes to Miss Habersham's so she can pick up some sewing to do while she is standing guard at the jail. After they drop her off, Uncle Gavin changes his mind and decides Charles and Aleck Sander should go home to sleep and stay out of danger. Charles is hesitant because he knows his mother will be angry with him. However, she seems quite calm when they arrive home, allowing her son to drink coffee, a thing she swore she wouldn't do until he was 18. Then Mrs. Mallison announces she plans to go to the jail to sit watch with Miss Habersham.

Charles's father is very upset by this whole situation. Charles believes his father's angst is caused by the fact that he has been given no control over the situation. His wife refuses to listen to his arguments against her...

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