Suttree - Study Guide Pages 195 - 219 Summary & Analysis

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It is finally spring time. A comical goatman brings his wagon and entire flock into town and and is asked to leave the area by a policeman. Suttree wakes to the sound of the goats' bleating and goes to see the goatman, who is apparently an evangelist. Suttree is curious and wants to touch the goats; he visits with the goatman, who is camped out with his wagon around a small fire. Suttree asks the goatman why Jesus wept, and the goatman tells him it was over folks who work on the sabbath, like Suttree, but then says he thinks Jesus wept over bringing Lazarus back from heaven to this vale of tears. Suttree promises to bring him some catfish, and the goatman invites him his Sunday afternoon sermon.

At Ab and Doll Jones's place, a derelict named Smokehouse discusses the settlement he might get...

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