Chapter 13 Summary

Hoover Shoats grossed more than fifteen dollars the first night he preached. He paid the Prophet three dollars for his services and the use of his car. The twin Prophet’s name is Solace Layfield and he has consumption; this is as much work as he wants to do to provide for his wife and six children. When he took the job, Layfield had no idea it would be dangerous. He did not notice the high rat-colored car parked less than a block away or the white face inside, Motes, watching him with a dangerous intensity.

Motes watches for about an hour as the men work the crowds outside a theater until no one is left. He observes Shoats getting into the car and Layfield getting behind the wheel to drive him home, which is about ten...

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