A Lesson before Dying - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

Approximately two months have passed since the school's Christmas program. It is now February. Grant is correcting his students' math papers, when Farrell Jarreau comes to the school to tell him that a date has been set for Jefferson's execution. Farrell informs Grant that he is to go to Henri Pichot's home immediately. Reverend Ambrose is also to be present. Grant leaves after putting his student, Irene, in charge of the class.

Grant meets Reverend Ambrose in Pichot's kitchen. When Sam Guidry arrives, Grant is taken to the front of the home for the first time. Grant notes that Pichot seems nervous. Guidry announces that the governor has set the execution date for the second Friday following Easter. Guidry says that he has told Jefferson, and he seems to understand. The sheriff warns Grant that he does not want trouble. Guidry says that...

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