The Power and the Glory - Part 2, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 3 Summary

The priest is standing in the dark prison cell waiting for his eyes to adjust to the light. He moves along the wall trying to find a place to sit down. He hears the pleasurable scream of a woman and realizes there is someone having sex in the room. He moves down the wall and finds himself in the back of the cell and finds a spot to sit. He talks to an old man he realizes is crazy. The man begins talking angrily about priests, blaming them for the misery in his life. The priest tells the man he is a priest, and in doing so gives up hope. He knows someone will overhear and turn him in, for these are poor people and they need money. There is silence around him as no one responds to his admission. Finally...

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