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Light in August Chapter 13

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Chapter 13

  • There's a huge fire at Miss Burden's house and the entire town comes to watch it burn.
  • The guy who discovered the fire tells the sheriff how he ran into the house and found Miss Burden upstairs with her head nearly chopped off. He remembers seeing a drunken white man in the house too, but that guy has since disappeared.
  • The sheriff wants to find out who lives in the cabin on the property, so he finds a black kid and begins asking him questions. The black kid tells him that two white men live in the cabin.

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