Negro Cabin Where Simon Is Killed (Location Key)


This is the "negro cabin in town" where Meloney Harris lives in Flags in the Dust, and where, at the end of the novel, Simon Strothers is found murdered by an unidentified killer; the cause of death is "a blunt instrument anonymously wielded" (394). Given what the novel had revealed earlier, however, about Simon's relationship with Meloney (see 241), it seems likely that the murder weapon was wielded by a man in her life who took exception to Simon's presence in her cabin. We also have to speculate about where "in town" the cabin should be located. The place we chose is in the section of Jefferson that is identified as a Negro neighborhood in other fictions.

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Negro Cabin Where Simon Is Killed