Song of Solomon - Chapters 8-9 Summary & Analysis

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Guitar is in bed trying to figure out how to kill four white girls in a church bombing as retaliation for the four black girls killed in a church bombing in Birmingham. However, he does not have the money to purchase explosives, so he is at a dead end. Milkman arrives and tells Guitar about the gold supposedly in the green tarp at Pilate's house. They try to figure out how to get the tarp out of Pilate's house, and fantasize about what the money could bring for them.

During the conversation, a white peacock jumps from a building and walks around the street in front of them. The men try to catch it, but then get distracted by discussing the gold. For a moment, Guitar thinks about using the money to help his grandmother and siblings, but then remembers he needs it to complete his Seven...

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