The Twelve-Mile Straight - Chapters 28 - 31 Summary & Analysis

Eleanor Henderson
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At the start of Chapter 28, the narrator informs the readers that twins came down with a flu-like illness shortly after the hearing. In the aftermath of the trial, Elma feared Freddie, and Nan feared Juke. Oliver’s patients dwindled.

One evening, Elma found a letter suggesting that the house might soon be foreclosed on.

By the middle of March, a month after the hearing, the Straight was finally paved. The narrative takes on the perspective of the town people generally, and explains that they drove down the road just for fun, even though it lead to a deadend in the woods. As they passed the farm, they remarked on the Gemini twins, the Jesups, and Nan. Many agreed that it was unfair for Juke to be charged with Genus’s death while Freddie walked free.

One night, a black man came to the...

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