The Violent Bear It Away - Chapters 2 and 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 2 and 3 Summary

After driving a short while, Meeks determines that Tarwater is a runaway who does not have all his wits, and Meeks can always use someone like that in his business. Tarwater claims that his uncle, the schoolteacher, lives in the town up ahead, but Meeks does not believe him until the fact is confirmed via a phone book on Meeks' back seat. Tarwater explains his outrageous life story to the incredulous Meeks. Meeks provides his phone number should Tarwater need a meal or any advice at any time, and he delivers Tarwater to Rayber's house.

After sitting on the porch steps for several minutes, Tarwater finally summons the courage to knock on Rayber's door. Rayber cannot believe his eyes when he sees Tarwater, who blurts out the fact that Mason is dead. Tarwater admits to setting the body and the house on fire and urges...

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