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Clardy does not shoot Lee Washbourne, although he does order his execution, in an act which only begins to expose the depth of his cruelty and unscrupulousness. The event of the Yankees and Rebels singing across the river, and in particular Clardy's sinister interest in it, foreshadows his treasonous activities in selling guns to the enemy. At the very end of the book, Lucy, in her letter to Jeff, reveals that when a Rebel singer sang a certain song across the river, that was a signal to Clardy that the Confederates had gotten the gold to buy the contraband rifles.
Posted by dymatsuoka on June 15, 2007 at 3:24 AM (Answer #1)
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