Study Guide

The Reivers Chapter 12

By William Faulkner

Chapter 12

  • At the racetracks on race day, Lucius finds himself sitting atop Lightning and ready to go.
  • Ned reveals that the reason he was able to train the mules way back when was because he used his family's secret: sardines. He figured feeding Lightning sardines would have the same winning effect.
  • Oh, the things you learn.
  • The race is definitely a close one, but Lucius and Lightning end up winning.
  • And guess who is there on the sidelines watching?
  • Grandpa.
  • Uh oh.