Peace Like a River - Chapters 7 - 8, Late In the Night When the Fires Are Out, A Boy On A Horse Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 7, the Land family arrives at the trial and will stay at the De Cuellar's house during the duration. Elvis, the prosecuting attorney, brings in many character witnesses for Tommy and Israel, mostly family. Stanley Basca shocks Reuben and Swede by claiming that Davy came to Tommy and Israel at their place and broke the windows in Finch's car. It looks like Davy had basically invited them to enter the house, making things look bad for him. Reuben testifies and gets overconfident. Elvis is able to make use of this to turn him, unintentionally, against his brother.

Reuben and Swede agree that night to break Davy out of prison and start to plan, but they are...

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