Light in August - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

McEachern lies in bed, working out the puzzle of Joe's secret activities. He knows the suit hidden in the barn has been worn, but cannot figure out when Joe is managing to sneak away. Just then, he sees a shadow slide by his window. He watches, enraged, as Joe sneaks up the lane and gets into an arriving car. Without even taking the time to properly dress, McEachern takes a horse and rides after the car. Four miles into the country, he discovers the lights and sounds of a dance. He enters the schoolroom which is being used to house the nocturnal dancing and runs toward Joe and Bobbie on the dance floor. He calls Bobbie a harlot and punches at Joe. Joe ducks the blow. McEachern continues to advance until Joe shatters a chair over his head. McEachern falls to the ground...

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