As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner
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As I Lay Dying Section Fifty-Four, narrated by Peabody Summary

  • Peabody tries to remove the cement from Cash’s leg and takes with it 60-some square inches of skin.
  • He marvels when Cash calmly accepts the situation, even the news that he might not be able to walk again.
  • By now, Darl has been handcuffed and arrested.
  • Peabody says they ought to have buried Anse while they were burying Addie, on account of how poorly he treats his children (like setting his son’s leg in cement).

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