The Violent Bear It Away - Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 10 – Tarwater is picked up along the road not far from the lake by an auto-transit truck driver, who only picks up Tarwater so Tarwater will talk and keep him awake. Tarwater responds that he only wants to go as far as 56. The driver asks why Tarwater’s pants are wet, and Tarwater responds that he has just drowned and baptized a boy, though the baptism was accidental, because the words just came out. The boy explains he is going home, that he never should have left, except he had to prove he wasn’t a prophet. The driver believes Tarwater is making everything up, and encourages him to keep talking. Tarwater tells him he is not hungry, and then tells him he is hungry –but not for the bread of life. The drive offers Tarwater a sandwich, but Tarwater won’t eat it, saying he’ll...

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