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Lie Down in Darkness Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6 Summary

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Chapter 6 Summary

On their way to the cemetery, Carey and Helen meet the hearse and limousine at a gas station/roadhouse: the hearse has broken down once more. Inside the roadhouse, Carey tries to talk to Milton about reconciling with Helen. Milton, it turns out, is still in love with Helen and wants her to take him back. The hearse repaired, the small party prepares to resume the sojourn to the cemetery. Before they depart, Carey recollects a visit he made to the Loftis home a year after Maudie's death. By that time, Milton and Helen are reconciled—united in their grief over Maudie's passing, desirous of comfort and normalcy. That same year, Peyton marries Harry Miller, a Jew. It is Milton who convinces his daughter to be married at home in Port Warwick. At the time, Carey Carr had thought this a wise idea, as it would...

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Lie Down in Darkness from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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