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Alex Cross's Trial Chapter 136

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Chapter 136

  • Most of the fighting has simmered down by the time Ben is done with Jacob.
  • Only one person (Leander Purneau) died, but many got hurt.
  • Aunt Henry starts fixing up wounds of white and black men alike; Ben notices how forgiving and gracious that is.
  • The White Raiders leave with their tails between their legs, promising to return another time with more men and weapons.
  • For their part, the people living in the Quarter already feel stronger.
  • Ben sees the blood on the ground and thinks about what Abraham said about change happening after fights—this is one of those moments.
  • Then Ricky comes outside to get Ben. Abraham has died.

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