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Those in power would take him away and would probably execute him, but his land would endure forever and support his family.”
-- Narrator (Part 1: Chapter 1)

Importance: Pete attempted to provide by his children by transferring his land into their names. Sadly, Pete did not realize that his act of transferring his land would not only prove that he had planned in advance to kill Dexter but also that the transfer would be determined illegal and the land taken by the Bells anyway.

The killing would change her life dramatically, and on the one hand he pitied her and felt an obligation to explain. But on the other, he knew that it could not be explained, and attempting to do so would serve no useful purpose.”
-- Narrator (Part 1: Chapter 1)

Importance: Pete does not bother to explain to Florry why he is going to kill Dexter because he does not believe that he really can explain his intentions. Regardless, he...

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