A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

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In what unusual place does the Grandmother learn the story of the Misfit? 

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In the newspaper called the Journal, the Grandmother reads about the Misfit having escaped from the federal penitentiary; in fact, he is supposedly headed to Florida where Bailey, her son, has planned to take his family on vacation. Ironically, however, in her selfish desire to see a house, the grandmother sends Bailey and his family right on the road headed toward this Misfit and his friends. For, when her cat Pitty Sing leaps onto Bailey he loses control of the car on this dirt road and they have an accident.

It is, thus, on this unlikely...

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