Sleepless Nights - Part 6 Summary & Analysis

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When Elizabeth is eighteen, and still living in Lexington, Kentucky, she starts reading a lot of Communist propaganda, and has several friends who are Communists. She remembers a serious man and woman coming down from Cincinnati, trying to spread the gospel of the Revolution. There are not very many locals who support the cause. One Appalachian family has a very sick son named Lyle, who lives for the thrill of discussing Communism, although he can hardly ever leave the house. Lyle has one friend, a man named Mason, who likes to schedule Communist meetings that very few people ever attend.

Another Communist is Marie, the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, who sees no hypocracy in her own stinginess about tipping, and her desire to bring about the Revolution. Elizabeth wonders what Marie really thinks Communism is, but imagines that Marie is going for...

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