Light in August - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

An old couple, named Hines, lives in Mottstown. They arrived thirty years ago. For the first five years, Mr. Hines worked in Memphis, and only came home once a month. The town knows little about this fanatical man; they never really understood what type of work he did in Memphis. Nonetheless, when he left the Memphis job and settled down with his wife in their home, the locals hired him to do odd jobs. Eventually, they learn that Hines preaches in negro churches. A younger man would have been crucified for such a thing, but Hines is old and apparently insane, so the citizens of Mottstown leave him alone. The Hines' live primarily off the charity of negroes, who supply them with food. Mrs. Hines is never seen outside the house, but Mr. Hines, or Uncle Doc as he is known, can often...

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