A Midwife’s Tale

A Gathering of Old Men – Chapter 8: Louis Alfred Dimoulin, aka Lou Dimes

Summary Lou Dimes narrates this chapter. He has sped crazily to the plantation after he got Candys message. Upon reaching Mathus house, he sees approximately eighteen old black men with shotguns. He immediately speaks to Candy, who tells him that she murdered Beau. The presence of the armed black men and Candys confession send a …

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A Gathering of Old Men – Chapter 9: Joseph Seabury, aka Rufe

Summary Rufe, formally know as Joseph Seabury, narrates this chapter. Candy protests when Mapes calls Mathu over for questioning, but Mathu complies. Rufe knows that Mapes likes Mathu and considers him a real man, unlike the rest of them. Occasionally, Mathu and Mapes have even gone hunting and fishing together. Upon reaching the Sheriff, Mathu …

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