The Reivers - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Ned questions the officer as to why he is being arrested, exclaiming that even in Mississippi; police tell "niggers" the reasons for their arrest. Butch pulls a letter from his pocket and hands it to Ned, assuming he cannot read. Butch announces to the crowd that the horse is stolen, but that the race has not been cancelled, just delayed. He continues, stating that the first race will stand, and the other two will occur tomorrow. Sam pushes through the crowd, asking which of them are under arrest, and is told by the constable that only Boon and Ned are in custody. Sam states that he is headed to Memphis to find a proper lawyer, and will return in the morning. The constable states that he does not approve of Lucius staying with a family of blacks, and that Lucius should come home with him...

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