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Essay heading: Cry, the beloved country
 
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Eventually, Kumalo discovers that his son has spent time in reformatory and that he has gotten a girl pregnant. Meanwhile, the newspapers announce that Arthur Jarvis, a prominent white crusader for racial justice, has been murdered in his home by a gang of burglars. Kumalo and Msimangu learn that police are looking for Absolom, and Kumalo's worst suspicions are confirmed when Absolom is arrested for Jarvis's murder...
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Kumalo and Msimangu learn that police are looking for Absolom, and Kumalo's worst suspicions are confirmed when Absolom is arrested for Jarvis's murder. Absalom has confessed to the crime, but he claims that two others, including John Kumalo's son, Matthew, helped him and that he did not intend to murder Jarvis...
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