In 1902 Texas, thirteen-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave. Unfortunately for Horace, Soll's senility, ill health, and obsession with the convict labor he uses to work the farm, make it unlikely that Horace will ever be paid the twelve dollars and fifty cents Soll owes him for six months work.
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When Soll thinks he hears someone in the closet he shoots three times and we see three bullet holes. But when Jackson opens the closet door to investigate, there are four holes. See more
Martha, are you afraid of dying?
No, I ain't afraid. Just not ready to go yet.