Grisham, John: A Time To Kill

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A TIME TO KILL by John GRISHAM Author: John Grisham was born in 1955 and became a lawyer after he graduated from college. He was also involved in politic and now lives in Virginia with his wife and 2 children. He has sold over 55 million books and is one of the world´s most popular writers. Persons: Carl Lee Hailey: black worker, who kills the white rapers of his daughter Tonya Hailey : Carl Lee´s daughter Jake Brigance : a young white lawer, who takes the defense of Carl Lee Ozzi Walls : black sheriff of Clanton Rufus Buckley: the prosecutor Ellen Roark : a young law student Sgt. Looney : the deputy, who gets injured by a confused bullet Mister Noose : the judge Billy Ray Cobb and Pete Willard: white men, rapers of Tonya Hailey KU KLUX KLAN: a secret organization that began in 1865 in the southern states of the US and has a long history of violent attacs against black people and their supporters. Story: At the beginning of the story, Tonya Hailey, a ten year old black girl, is raped by Billy Ray Cobb and his friend Pete Willard on the way home. They injure her badly and they also want to hang her but the bough brakes and so they throw her over a bridge into a dried up river-bed. The girl is found by a member of her family who tells her mother what had happened. Carl Lee Hailey and his wife lay an information against the two white men and later they are arrested by sheriff Walls. In the meantime, Carl Lee Hailey makes inquiries of Jake Brigance about consequences of ...

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