Strange Fruit - Chapters 29-30 Summary & Analysis

Lillian Smith
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In Chapter 29, Bill Talley gets back home and torments his foreman, Lias, with details of Henry’s death. Across town, Miss Belle spends the night with Miss Sadie for safety. She continues to talk about the lynching until Miss Sadie asks her to hush. Mrs. Pusey tries to comfort her daughter, telling her that Tracy’s death was the Lord’s will. Roseanna Livingson asks her husband if they can send the girls to college early, wanting them to get out of Maxwell. In the milltown, Willie continues to rail against Tom Harris but Lewis comments the man was good to him when he lost his legs in a sawmill accident. Willie voices his opinion that all black people should be burned as Henry had been.

Meanwhile, Charlie praises his father for what he tried to do for Henry even though the man...

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