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Alex Cross's Trial Chapter 36

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Chapter 36

  • Abraham and Moody take Ben to a gumbo joint over in the Black part of town, where they meet up with Moody's brother Hiram.
  • The man serving them has no chin or arm, and when Ben inquires about what happened to him, Abraham tells him that the guy lost it in the war.
  • He was fighting for the side that wanted to keep him a slave, but hey, the pay was good and lots of Black men fought on that side, even Abraham.
  • Abraham makes a joke about the guy wanting to fiddle (which he obviously can't do with no chin or arm), and Ben falls for it.
  • Everyone has a laugh at Ben's expense. "Mr. Corbett ain't too swift," Hiram points out.

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