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Diary Entry: Sam Wood - Ch 1-8 In the Heat of the Night.

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Diary Entry: Sam Wood Ch 1-8 In the Heat of the Night August 17. 1962 Sam Wood here. Its not always easy, my job. Especially tonight. The heat is becoming worse every second and there's no telling how much longer I could last. As usual, I took my nightly route, and it just so happened that Delores Purdy could be seen in the window. Such a nice girl, it would be so embarrassing to tell her she was quite visible through the window. So instead I drove on. I really am a careful driver, or so I have been ever since my experience with that little pup sleeping on the road a year or two ago. Anyways as I continued, you wouldn't believe what I saw! A man, lying there in the middle of the street, barely breathing. I was trained in these situations so I knew what I had to do. I picked up my car phone and dialed for police and ambulance. Soon they would arrive. I felt worried and hoped that the man would be alright. I thought that since this man looked like he was recently hurt, it could have been a hit-and-run accident. ...read more.

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I'd never think I would do something like that for a Negro, but maybe he would speak well of me when he returned to Pasadena. Besides, it was the least I could do, after making him miss his train.Also, I went with Virgil to see if he would want a new police car for the time he was spending here. He just took an old vehicle from my friends repair shop and was pleased. I didn't think Gillespie treated the man too well, after all, he did tell Virgil to beat it and go home. He's a little quick tempered for me. Anyways, today was a very important day. I was to go to the Endicott's where Miss Mantoli appears to be staying. I wasn't really "into" Italian girls, they always had such large families and would grow up to be fat. But when I arrived with Virgil, I saw Miss Mantoli, or should I say Duena, there against the wall, and I couldn't be more angry with myself for thinking she was beautiful at a time like this. I stood away in the background, letting Virgil handle things with Mr and Mrs Endicott. ...read more.

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It also confused me when he wanted me to retrace my route the night of the murder, but I assumed it was just reasons for finding more clues. While in the car, Virgil and I had a nice conversation about the case, school, and previous events. When it came time for me to make a left turn at the train tracks, I stopped. I wouldn't go that way, especially if Delores Purdy was in the window. Its not that I don't trust Virgil, I just didn't want to take any chance of him feeling anything toward a white girl. I felt guilty for changing directions of my route, but it had to be done. I stopped at the diner, and felt a little annoyed by Ralph's judgment by calling me a "nigger lover". However I continued on. For all I knew, Ralph was just a pimply faced kid who didn't know what he was talking about. When I returned to the car, I thought I made it through the night It was then until he asked me why I had changed my route near the end, that I felt clueless and ashamed. ...read more.

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