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The Rock and the River - Chapters 2 and 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 2 and 3 Summary

In Chapter Two, the family gets ready to go to church on Sunday morning. At the breakfast table, they discover their father reading the paper which has a picture of Stick and Sam leaving the hospital. The headline reads, "Childs's sons beaten at protest." At church, the family takes their usual seat in a packed crowd. After church, Sam and Stick are required to be polite to the group of women the boys have dubbed "the old goat patrol." Stick does only what's absolutely required, leaving Sam to field questions alone - a deviation from their usual routine in which Sam depends on Stick to be charming.

At home, Sam expects additional chores but finds the only punishment is silence that makes Sam very uncomfortable. The phone rings in the afternoon and it's Coretta, Dr. King's wife, who has heard about...

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