A Lesson before Dying - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Grant leaves school at 1:30pm to take Miss Emma to see Jefferson. During the trip, Miss Emma is lost in her thoughts and does not talk. Grant describes the courthouse in Bayonne as having been built around the turn of the century, and looking like a small castle. A statue of a Confederate soldier is displayed in front of the building, as are the state, national and Confederate flags. Inside, Miss Emma's parcels are searched, before she and Grant are led to Jefferson's cell. Some of the other prisoners ask Miss Emma for money. Grant gives the prisoners change, and Miss Emma promises them whatever food Jefferson does not eat.

Jefferson is in a cell at the end of the cellblock, with one empty cell between his cell and the others. Grant and Miss Emma are locked in Jefferson's cell and permitted to...

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