Sister of Mortimer, Lily is found by Jack Burden in Memphis, and Jack convinces her to provide him a copy of the letter Mortimer wrote to Lily describing Irwin’s malfeasance and Stanton’s cover-up. Jack provides Lily with a small handout in order to convince her to speak, as she is living in poverty and near-squalor.
Lily Littlepaugh Quotes in All The King's Men
The All The King's Men quotes below are all either spoken by Lily Littlepaugh or refer to Lily Littlepaugh. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Harvest Books edition of All The King's Men published in 2006.).
Chapter 5 Quotes
I can do no more. I went as you know to the people who are against Governor Stanton in politics but they would not listen to me. . . . I will never be any good again. I will be a drag on you and not a help. What can I do, Sister?
Lily Littlepaugh Character Timeline in All The King's Men
The timeline below shows where the character Lily Littlepaugh appears in All The King's Men. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.