Intruder in the Dust - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

The sheriff thinks that the man who passed Charles, Miss Habersham and Aleck Sander on the road last night had been watching Jake Montgomery and caught him trying to dig up Vinson Gowrie. Sheriff Hampton figures this man killed Jake when he had Vinson out of the grave, threw him inside and refilled the grave. Now, he and Uncle Gavin discuss what a man might do with two bodies when he had to dig them both up and recover the grave all in one night. The sheriff guesses he would put them back into the ground somewhere nearby. He wonders where the easiest place to do it would be. Uncle Gavin thinks of the sandy soil in the woods not too far from the road they just traveled. The whole group drives down to take a look.

Charles shows them where they hid...

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