Unnamed State Agents

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Very little can be said definitively about the two men in As I Lay Dying who apprehend Darl (which help from Jewel and Dewey Dell) and then, the next morning, take him in custody on the train to the state mental hospital in Jackson. Though they never speak, they are presumably state employees. They both carry guns, and have new, crisp haircuts. It is not clear how they managed to be waiting outside the cemetery to "come on" Darl after Addie is buried, though when Cash mentions Gillespie in his account of Darl's apprehension it seems likely that it was the man whose barn Darl burned who arranged to have them there (237).

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