Strange Fruit - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Lillian Smith
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As Dorothy talks to him about her plans for their house, Tracy thinks to himself that Maxwell is on his side. They decide to get Dorothy’s ring the following morning. As he leaves Dorothy’s house and walks, Tracy thinks that things should be calm from that point forward. He expects no more arguments with his mother. With this in mind, he goes to his mother to try to borrow the money he will need to see to Nonnie. She pushes him for a reason he needs the money and he finally lies and tells her he needs to take care of a gambling debt. Tracy is dumbfounded when his mother begins to criticize him. She does, however, agree to give him the money.

Later that night on the way to Nonnie’s house he stops for a bottle of whiskey. He is...

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