Unnamed Jefferson Children 3

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The white children of Jefferson don't directly appear anywhere in Intruder in the Dust, but Chick thinks of them three times. He remembers when he and the other "children on [his] street" played a card game with "an old lady" who lived nearby (58). And he notes the absence of the children who should have been on their porches on Sunday morning, "fresh and scrubbed for Sunday school with clutched palm-sweaty nickels" - but "perhaps by mutual consent" Sunday school has been cancelled (38). School for both the white and Negro children is cancelled on Monday, which prompts Chick again to describe who should be on the streets but aren't: "children fresh for Monday morning with books and paper bags of recess-time lunches" (131).