Song of the Shank - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Jeffery Renard Allen
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Summary

Still focused on Tabbs' storyline, the reader sees Tabbs whining to Ruggles about not getting anywhere with Tom. He’s feeling sorry for himself. Ruggles explains to him that he’s not the only one who has had it rough because of white people being mean. Ruggles lost his house and family and was sent to this island, he reminds Tabbs, but he doesn’t hold hate for them anymore. Although he had a limp due to one leg being shorter than the other, somehow after all the trials he went through, his legs are now equal, he says. Wire tells him that’s a sign that he should give himself to the church. Truggles says that he knows that and that is why he holds a position as headmaster at the orphanage.

Tabbs is sitting with Tom while the boy is drinking his...

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