Strange Fruit - Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

Lillian Smith
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In Chapter 9, as Tracy follows Nonnie he remembers worrying about the girl as a child and finally asking his cook to fix him an after school snack. He'd taken the food to Nonnie. As children, Tracy also helped Nonnie with her homework. Nonnie told him she considered him her knight. Now, they remember the first time they had sex. They are comfortable together until Tracy remembers her color. He leaves suddenly, taking the path through the fields so he would have more time to think. Earlier that day his father had pressured him about taking over the family farm and living there with Dorothy. Although Tracy knows he doesn’t have to marry Dorothy, he believes he might as well give in. As he leaves the railroad track with the idea that he will fix up things for Nonnie in some way he...

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