Wise Blood - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Hoover Shoats continues his preaching and in his second night earns fifteen dollars and thirty-five cents after paying the True Prophet (a.k.a. Solace Layfield) three dollars. This night, Haze watches them and then follows them to where Layfield drops off Shoats and continues on his way home. Haze eventually rams into the back of Layfield's car and they both stop. Layfield gets out and asks what Haze wants. Haze rams the car again until it goes into the ditch. Haze confronts Layfield who tells him he is just doing this for a job. Haze insists he take off the suit and hat. Eventually Layfield begins running away as he removes the suit. He is not fast enough, though, and Haze runs him over. After making sure he is dead, Haze wipes the few drops of blood off the car and goes back to town.

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