A Moment in the Sun by John Sayles

A LOOK AT THE WORLD BEHIND

A MOMENT IN THE SUN

BOOK TWO


BEACHHEAD

“Nobody is shooting at them…”

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FORAY

“It is unseasonably cool, chilly even, a stiff breeze coming in off the Cape Fear as the cab rolls along Water Street to the train station…”

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EL CANEY

“They are up and moving before sunrise…”

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RALLY

“The Judge sits in the last car with seven maidens in white…”

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CONQUERORS

“The moon is bright and high in the night sky by the time Royal stumbles back to the 25th…”

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SURRENDER

“They put the white flag out an hour after the merienda…”

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REPRIEVE

“After the swim they stop at the Iolani Palace for a picnic…”

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FURLOUGH

“Halfway home on the Comanche, Royal is strong enough to climb up to the steamer’s aft deck and see the dolphins…”

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THE MARCH OF THE FLAG (II)

“Hod and the others walk toward Fort San Antonio Abad in double file, wading knee-deep in the river where it spreads and spills into the sea…”

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A CALL TO ARMS

“It will take a day or two for the word to drift back from Magnolia, and with the election tomorrow it won’t likely compete as big news…”

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CONGRESS

“Diosdado is here because of the uniform…”

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ELECTION DAY

“They’re supposed to burn the city down…”

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POSSE COMITATUS

“ When Milsap turns onto Market Street a thousand armed white men are marching toward him.…”

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