Six Plays - Another Part of the Forest, Act 3 Summary & Analysis

Florence Henrietta Darwin
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Another Part of the Forest, Act 3 Summary

The next morning, Lavinia tells the departing Ben that it's time to confront Marcus about his past, referring to her Bible as she tells how Marcus, as part of his war-profiteering activities, unwittingly led Northern soldiers to a hidden squad of Southern soldiers who were then slaughtered (the "massacre" referred to in Act 2). She also reveals that she and Coralee wrote down what they saw of Marcus's creation of his false alibi in Lavinia's Bible, and that the envelope of cash that Marcus used to bribe the lawmen involved is still full and still in Marcus' desk. Ben hurries inside. After Lavinia has called Marcus out, Ben returns with two envelopes and a pistol. He tells a servant to take the second envelope to Birdie and then tells Marcus he knows about the massacre, telling Lavinia that...

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