Study Guide

The Reivers Chapter 10

By William Faulkner

Chapter 10

  • Here's where we learn why Ned traded the car for Lightning in the first place.
  • It turns out that his cousin Bobo owes the man who owns Lightning a lot of money, so Bobo stole the horse in order to race it, win money, and pay off his debt.
  • On the day of the race, Lucius, Ned, and the Lightning are ready.
  • Lucius loses the first heat, and before he can race again, he, along with Ned and Boon, is taken into custody by the corrupt cop Butch.
  • Things seem to be going horribly wrong.