1. Explain the expression "Sabbath lull" in paragraph one of the story.
2. Why does Oakhurst feel "they" might be after him? Who protected him from the fate of those other citizens hanging from the Sycamore tree?
3. How do both the Duchess and Uncle Billy contribute to the fate of the outcasts?
1). A Sabbath lull means the town is quiet and peaceful. Few if any businesses are open. Most people are in church.
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