The Loney - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

Andrew Michael Hurley
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When the group approached the church, they found that the statue of Jesus on the cross had been smashed and the church door was chained shut. Miss Bunce suggested having Mass outside and the town priest complied. Halfway through the service, the police arrived to examine the damage, and the narrator noticed Clement watching them anxiously.

After Mass, Clement joined the group for dinner and said grace flawlessly. He said his mother had an operation and was no longer blind. He also said that the farm was doing poorly and they were being forced to sell it. Mummer brought in a large cake depicting the face of Jesus, with 12 marzipan balls representing the 12 disciples. The group drew leaves and Clement got the shortest, so he was chosen to throw the marzipan ball representing Judas into the fire. He did this reluctantly, and as the...

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