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In a Pre-Death Lesson, Grant Wiggin's Timeline
They get grants to go to Jefferson in prison because he's Jefferson's former tutor. He' furious about the whole thing, but he' s going to Jefferson with Miss Emma. Convinced to come and see Jefferson alone, grants witness to a sorry scene: So Jefferson acts like a pig in his prisoner' room. With Jefferson scheduled to die, grants has his first good date with the boy.
and he rents the cash to buy the wireless and returns it to grants. He' s trying to persuade Jefferson to be a superhero and prove the whites' supremacy over the blacks. On a good trip to Jefferson, bringing a notepad to pen, Grent is excited, but ends up in a fight at the bar because some Rainbow Club folks are discussing Jefferson.
But he' waiting outside the night of Jefferson's murder sees a little lepidopterist telling him it's over.
Jefferson, Brother and Bear are arriving at Mr. Gropé's shop.
Jefferson, Brether and Bear are arriving at Mr. Gropé's shop. The bear and my brethren ask Mr. Gropé to give their beverages on loan, which he is against. This controversy results in a shooting in which Mr. Gropé, Mr. Brown and Bear are killed and Jefferson is left alone. and he took a cocktail to cool off.
Says Jefferson didn't even know what was going on like a pig. Everybody already knew what the sentence would be, because Jefferson, a Negro, is on trial now in a predominantly know league. Judges convict Jefferson of the assassination and order his execution.
Grant, a primary education instructor, comes home from class one night and sees his uncle and Jefferson's patron Miss Emma seated at the cook's cook. You ask him to go to court and make sure Jefferson is killed as a "man". Ms. Emma has taken to her heart that the accused has described Jefferson as a "pig" and wants to make sure the outside community sees Jefferson as the man he is.
Aunt Lou says when he sees her refusing, she says she's not asking; she says it to him. Aunt Lou, Miss Emma and Grant are visiting Henri Pichot's home because his brother-in-law is the marshal and he may let them see Jefferson in his jail well. At first Henri Pichot seems to be reluctant, but Miss Emma continues to beg and tell him how much she has done for his wife and daughter.
During the whole session, grants seems to be very sour. Ms Emma, Aunt Lou and grant are visiting Jefferson for the first case in his jail upstairs. If they see Jefferson, he won't even talk to them and he won't have anything to eat. No. That worries his patron Miss Emma. he had to go see Jefferson alone.
Ms. Emma claimed to be ill and asked Grant to go alone. In the course of the trip, it became apparent that even Jefferson took the lawyer's words to heart and now regards himself as a "pig". Grant puts his neck in the pouch with the meal Grant brings for him and begins to feed like a "pig".
Ms Emma, Aunt Lou and Reverend Ambrose go to the court to see Jefferson. You' re very unhappy with Jefferson's behaviour during this trip. So Jefferson asks Miss Emma if she has "corn for a pig." That makes Miss Emma very desperate, which is why she beats Jefferson. Ms Emma goes behind Sheriff Guidry's back and asks his woman if she can help her.
They ask the marshal to allow them to see Jefferson in a larger room because the room is too small and they can't do that. Later, Grant is asked by Grant about the visitor. He' telling him he'd ask Jefferson to see them in a larger room and tell them afterwards.
Lots of folks are coming to the fair this year because the wheather was awful a few nights before. Grant noted after the piece that they played exactly the same piece every year, singing the same tunes. Jefferson will be electrocuted on the second Friday after Easter.
The original date should be two ash Wednesday. However, since someone pointed out that another hanging is also planned in this period and because of the high number of the state' s Catholics, it would not have gone well to have two hanging shortly before the beginning of Lent.
When Jefferson finds out the date of his hanging, he seems to be changing. He' starting to speak torant and listen to what he says. He gets a full-length station from grants. Later, Grant gives him a paper pen and a notepad, which sometimes becomes his diary and note to Assy.
Grant, Miss Emma and Aunt Lou don't want to see the hanging. When Jefferson went to the electrical seat, Paul says, he showed more power than any other man in the room.