Strange Fruit - Chapters 27-28 Summary & Analysis

Lillian Smith
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In Chapter 27, a mob of 40 men and 6 bloodhounds hunts for Henry through the afternoon after Tracy’s funeral. They finally meet in a school office. The only place they haven’t looked yet is at the jail.

In Chapter 28, Sam goes to warn Tom Harris that the men are looking for Henry. He tries to wait patiently but knows time is running out. As Sam is trying to make that point to Tom, Tom gets a phone call telling him the men have found Henry in the jail. Tom asks Sam to drive him to the ball field. There is already smoke rising from where the men have hung Henry and set him on fire. Sam starts to drive away and sees Charles Harris chasing Dessie towards his house. Dessie wants to help Henry but Charles tells her it is too late to...

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