While traveling, William Colton meets an ex-Union soldier who fought in the war for three years. Before that, he had been a slave. His father had traveled out west to find a better life for them and Lamuel Stove was joining him. But when they arrived in the town, Lamuel made a horrifying discovery: his father had been lynched the night before. Lamuel was filled with grief and mourned deeply for his father. He was told that about ten men came to his father's house, dragged him to town, abused him, then lynched him. They planned on leaving his body hanging in the tree until the following day. Lamuel, filled with grief, now had to decide what he would do about it. Written by
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You ain't needed here, Mr. Colton. You ain't wanted.
Last night we busted bread together, remember?
Last night I forgot. I keep forgettin'. I keep forgetting the color of the skin underneath this coat!
The color of the skin underneath that coat has nothing to do with a handshake between two men.