A Lesson Before Dying

by: Ernest J. Gaines

Chapters 1–2

Quotes Chapters 1–2
A white man had been killed during a robbery, and though two of the robbers had been killed on the spot, one had been captured, and he, too, would have to die.
All I can do is try to keep others from ending up like this—but he’s gone from us. There’s nothing I can do anymore, nothing any of us can do anymore.
You going up there with us, Grant, or you don’t sleep in this house tonight.