The Stranger in the Woods - Chapter 6 - 11 Summary & Analysis

Michael Finkel
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In Chapter 6, Pages 30 through 32, Knight is arrested, charged with burglary and theft, and housed at the Kennebec County Correctional Facility in Augusta. When the story broke in the local newspaper, many people reacted. The jail received phone calls, letters and visitors (one deputy called it a circus). Others offered land or cash for bail. Still others wrote songs. At least five were recorded, from bluegrass to alt-rock. Journalists, TV talk shows and even a documentary film crew attempted to contact Knight. Every gathering place in central Maine, from barroom to coffee shop, debated about the hermit. Meanwhile, Knight accepted no offers, did not say a word publicly and returned to silence.

In Chapter 7, Pages 33 through 35, the author brings in his own point of view. He describes his respect and astonishment when he first hears about Knight’s story. Because of his own experiences...

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