Intruder in the Dust - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

The Gowrie twins find the sheriff a truck to take Jake Montgomery's body into town. Charles rides with Uncle Gavin in his car to the undertaker's. The crowd is still in town standing across from the jail. They see the truck and come around to see who it carries. When they do, they all get into their cars and go home. Charles watches them go, confused at first and then angry.

Uncle Gavin collects Charles's mother and they join the traffic jam to drive home. Charles thinks all the way about Miss Habersham and all she did for this black man accused of murdering a white man and thinks of all the trouble she could have gotten into and how useless some people would think her time had been spent. They arrive home and Charles runs up to his room, making a realization...

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