Carter got away with molesting a girl, via Sheriff Buck's influence, but 17 years later, stalls about providing his own 15 year-old daughter as the Sheriff's go-fer. When junkyard owner Carter doesn't meet Buck's midnight deadline, immediately Carter's wife is maimed in a household accident. Buck offers to buy the orphaned Caleb an elaborate science project, while Caleb's dead sister & Dr. Crower counsel him to focus on learning, not cheating to win.
Did You Know?
The character name "Wash Sutpen" comes from William Faulkner's "Absalom, Absalom!" The story originates with a short story titled "Wash," the main characters of which are Thomas Sutpen, an immoral landowner, and Wash Jones, a tenant farmer, whose daughter Sutpen has impregnated (a frequently anthologized story). This was incorporated into the novel as the end of Chapter VII. See more
Sheriff Lucas Buck
Mmm, damn! *This* is a fish stick.