Strange Fruit - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Lillian Smith
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Ed rides with Sam to a call. He tries to convince Sam he’s wasting his life in Maxwell. They stop one hundred yards from the house so Bill Talley won’t see them riding in the car, something that angers the man. Sam is cordial to the man then moves on to the sick lady in the black quarters. He asks for Ed’s help in moving her outside to the sunshine despite the protests of a young girl who believes it will kill her. Back at the Talley house, they hear Bill arguing with his foreman who says he’s unable to get hands to help with cotton picking. As they drive to the Rushton farm, Ed’s mind is filled with childhood memories including an attempt to run away from home and the white children calling him "chocolate drop."

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