A Lesson before Dying - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

On Monday afternoon, Grant sees Tante Lou, Miss Emma and Reverend Ambrose from the school, as they return from seeing Jefferson. His students are planning a Christmas program, but he dismisses them early. After the students leave, Grant is summoned to Miss Emma.

Grant finds Miss Emma at the kitchen table, with Reverend Ambrose and Tante Lou. Miss Emma tells Grant that she knows he lied to her because she hit Jefferson during her visit. Jefferson was asleep when his visitors arrived. Miss Emma pushed Jefferson a little to the side so that she could sit down, and tried to talk with him. Jefferson ignored her. Miss Emma tried to entice Jefferson to eat, but he asked her if she has corn with her or roast nyers. ??? When Jefferson says he is a hog being fattened for the coming holiday, Miss Emma slaps...

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