Intruder in the Dust - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

This chapter picks up on the following Saturday. Everything has returned to normal in Jefferson. The people are all coming to town in their finest, driving their cars and playing the radios too loud. Lucas comes to the office a free man. Sheriff Hampton arrests Crawford Gowrie just as he planned it. Crawford Gowrie somehow smuggles a gun into the cell where he is being held and commits suicide the night he is arrested.

Uncle Gavin insists that Lucas go out to Miss Habersham's and give her flowers as a way of saying thanks. He even insists that Charles drive Lucas because he knows Lucas will throw out the flowers before he goes and might even "chicken out." Uncle Gavin knows Lucas owes his freedom, in part, to Miss Habersham. It also seems Uncle Gavin is a little concerned that Lucas's life might...

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