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Light in August

Light in August


by William Faulkner

Light in August Chapter 10 Summary

  • Max and Mame steal half of Joe's money and leave the house while he's passed out.
  • Christmas drifts around for fifteen years, living everywhere from Oklahoma to Mexico to Chicago.
  • He ends up back in Mississippi one day, where he finds an abandoned cabin; he moves into it even though it's located on the property of an older white woman named Miss Burden.
  • One night Christmas sneaks into Miss Burden's house and starts eating her food.
  • She walks into he kitchen and catches him, saying that if it's food he wants, he'll find it.

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