A Lesson before Dying - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Grant is at his aunt's home as he hears Eloise Bouie calling Tante Lou from the road. A church bell is heard in the distance, and Grant chats with Eloise. As the women go to church, Grant corrects papers. The third Sunday of each month is Determination Sunday: a church service where parishioners sing their favorite hymns, share plans about how determined they are to get to heaven and say what they will do to ensure their admittance into heaven.

Grant recalls how Miss Emma, Tante Lou and the Reverend Ambrose were waiting for him in Tante Lou's kitchen to return on Friday night. Grant lies to them, as he had planned. He says that Jefferson was all right, conversed and ate the food. He tries to remain vague, but the women and the Reverend press for details. Reverend Ambrose asks Grant what...

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