Chapter 9 Summary

Motes is determined to get back into Hawks’ house and see what is behind the dark glasses. Hawks is equally determined not to let Motes into his home or his life. When Motes knocks on the door, which he does several times a day, Hawks unbolts the door long enough to shove his daughter out and rebolts it behind her. Hawks is infuriated by the man’s insistence and does not want Motes to catch him drunk, which he often is. Motes cannot believe a preacher is not welcoming to such a lost soul as himself.

Every time he knocks on Hawks’ door, the girl is shoved out at him and she is a nuisance, following him into his car or his apartment and spoiling his life. He has abandoned the idea of seducing her and now just tries...

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