Hunter, 10

dr_pierce


Excerpted from
William Pierce’s novel
Hunter:



“They’re not really all that fond of the government here in Washington. There are many things they don’t approve of. But as long as there’s food in the refrigerator, gas in the car, and something to watch on the screen, they won’t do anything. My grandpa isn’t the only one in our county who feels the way he does; he’s just the only one who isn’t afraid of what Reverend Malone will say, and so he speaks up while the others remain silent. But if there weren’t any electricity for a few weeks, as an example, so that all of the food in the refrigerators spoiled and the TV screens were blank, grandpa would have plenty of company. He might even be able to drum up a fair-sized lynching party and go after Reverend Malone.”

“I hope you’re right, sweetheart,” Oscar replied. “I’d like to believe there’s still a little fight left in our race. Better get some sleep now.”

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