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A Lesson Before Dying

Ernest J. Gaines
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Chapters 6–8

Quotes Chapters 6–8
I tried to decide just how I should respond to them. Whether I should act like the teacher that I was, or like the nigger that I was supposed to be.
“You can come up there,” Sam Guidry said. “But the first sign of aggravation, I’m calling it off. You understand?” “Yes, sir.”
“Things change very slowly around here, Dr. Joseph,” I said. “Hummmm,” he said.