A Lesson Before Dying

why didnt the narrator go to the trial?

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The narrator was fully aware that he didn't have to attend the trial to learn the outcome. Jefferson was certain to be found guilty. 

"I was not there, yet I was there. No, I did not go to the trial, I did not hear the verdict, because I knew all the time what it would be. Still, I was there."


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