As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner
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As I Lay Dying Section Forty-Four, narrated by Vardaman Summary

  • The family travels towards Mottson. Anse figures they’ll need to buy Cash medicine, and Darl says they’d better sell Dewey Dell’s cakes in Mottson before they go bad.
  • Jewel still hasn’t shown up.
  • Cash is awake and in pain. Darl tries to adjust the rope to make it better for him.
  • Vardaman and Darl count the number of buzzards flying above them.
  • As they ascend a hill, Darl, Vardaman, and Dewey Dell walk while Anse drives the weak team of mules.

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