Season of the Machete - May 4, 1979, Friday, Pages 113-142 Summary & Analysis

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May 4, 1979, Friday, Pages 113-142 Summary

The excerpt from the Rose Diary indicates that by May 4, "ordinary farmers wielding machetes in their fields stimulated heart attacks." On this, the fourth day of the killings, four machete murders were reported and 45 U.S. Marshals arrived prompting the interrogation of dozens of witnesses with an array of stories and lessening the chance that anyone would listen to Peter's story.

Lieutenant B.J. Singer and his wife Ronnie are hanging out at their hotel on Coconut Bay, avoiding the beach because of the recent murders. They finally decide they'll go for a walk anyway. B.J. sees "two shirtless blacks" in a grove of trees and recognizes that they are the murders. The couple swims toward the wrecked schooner, the Isabella Anne. B.J. is shot in the back but they make it to the wreck...

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