Light in August - Study Guide Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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The deputy informs the sheriff that a woman is living in the cabin, and that Byron Bunch is camped nearby in a tent. Lena has told the deputy the whole story of her journey to find Lucas Burch, and the deputy informs the sheriff that Joe Brown/Lucas Burch is the father of her expected child. The sheriff says he doesn't intend to tell Brown about Lena at this point.

In the middle of the night, a negro arrives at the sheriff's home to tell him that a white man interrupted church services and terrorized the black congregation. The man is holed up in the church now, and unbeknownst to the negro messenger, he has already killed one of the men in the congregation. The congregation stakes out the church, but they do not see Christmas slip out into the night. The next morning, the sheriff arrives...

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