As I Lay Dying Section Twenty-Seven, narrated by Darl Summary
- Jewel rides up three hundred yards behind the wagon in what Darl describes as a "dreamlike" sequence (27.2).
- The family passes a sign announcing that New Hope Church is three miles away.
- Cash warns that the corpse will start to smell soon. He also worries that the ill-balanced coffin will fall from the wagon.
- Galloping swiftly alongside or in front of the wagon, Jewel’s horse kicks dirt onto Addie’s coffin. Cash takes care to remove the dirt stain with wet leaves.