Intruder in the Dust - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Charles eats dinner and then he and his uncle go into town. The sheriff is there with Lucas in his car. Charles learns that while he was asleep, his uncle and Sheriff Hampton hatched a plot to save Lucas. Sheriff Hampton and Uncle Gavin let it get around town that the sheriff was going to transport Lucas to another town for the inquest into Jake Montgomery's death. The hope is that Crawford Gowrie will come after Lucas to stop him from testifying. Lucas is in the back seat of the car, happy to play out this little charade, only he wants his pistol while they do it. The sheriff refuses and they drive away.

Miss Habersham waits in Uncle Gavin's office. Uncle Gavin and Charles join her to keep her company. While they wait, Uncle Gavin explains how the sheriff has gotten Lucas...

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