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Sometimes a Great Notion Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6, Part 2 Summary

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Chapter 6, Part 2 Summary

This section begins with another poetic reference to the power of echoes - this time the echo of forgotten music that still has the power to make the hearer dance. The reference again is to the way the past (echoes of previous actions) drive RE-actions in the present.

The narrative moves into the past, recounting how Joe-Ben was told as he was leaving church that there was going to be a town meeting about the Stampers, and that after that meeting he and his family was going to see what's what. Joe-Ben drops his family off at the house they've been building and decorating and goes to the town hall. He plans to eavesdrop on the meeting. As he gets himself into position and waits, his memory returns to a high-school era confrontation between Hank and a boy named Tommy, who seems as though he...

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