Chapters 7-8 Summary

Cyril Robillard (Clatoo) narrates as he meets Candy and the others at Mathu’s house, where a large group of people (mostly old men) has gathered. Many of the people have come from over ten miles away, which will be noted when they confess to Beau’s murder. Clatoo sees Mathu squatting against the wall, holding his shotgun. His skin is blue-black, a fact he is proud of as evidence that he has no White blood in him, contrary to the others. Reverend Jameson has also arrived; he is the only man who does not have a gun. He warns the others against what they plan to do. He sees more murder and his home being destroyed. Candy tells him to either shut up or go home. The tractor is still running, and no one wants to turn it off. Candy...

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