Welcome to DAY 6 of the Salem's Lot read-a-long !
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When the vampires move into town the folks continue their daily toil under the sun, unaware of the evil lurking in the darkness. This chapter is written in chronological order to show us what a day in the life of it's people looks like and introduces us to a variety of characters. Some of who I will mention here: Sandy McDougall , a seventeen year old abusive mother. Mike Ryerson the cemetery's maintenance worker and gravedigger. Larry Crockett the real estate agent who sold the Marsten House to Mr. Straker. Larry would later say he made a deal with the devil. Then there is Charlie Rhodes the school bus driver. Richie Boddin the eleven year old school bully and Mark Petrie. Dud Rogers the dump custodian who likes to kill rats ..Danny and Ralphie Glick who both go missing in the woods on their way to Mark Petries' house but Ralphie was never found.
By the end of chapter 3 it becomes evident what happened. There was a sacrifice ritual to the Lord of Flies. Does anyone else notice the flies?