The Worst Hard Time - Chapters 12 - 14 Summary & Analysis

Timothy Egan
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Chapter 12: The Long Darkness

Charles took Hazel to Clayton, New Mexico, to prepare for the delivery of her baby, as Boise City had no hospital; besides, the air was cleaner in Clayton. When he got word that the baby was coming he drove the 60 miles in his Model-T to be with Hazel. He drove during the day time but could only see a few car lengths ahead of him. He proceeded cautiously. People in the area were used to driving under these risky conditions. But as careful as he was, Charles ran into a drift and was stuck in dust that had coated the road. He tried to shovel the dust away but there was too much. As he shoveled even more dust blew onto the pile.

Charles wanted to get to the hospital so he started walking. Authorities warned people not to...

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