As Davy's defense lawyer, Mr. DeCuellar spends much of his time in the lead-up to the trial at the Lands’ home. He wears baggy suits and Swede comes quickly to adore him, as he loves history and can explain it in thrilling ways. Jeremiah says that Mr. DeCuellar speaks to children like a man who desperately wanted children but never had them.
The timeline below shows where the character Thomas DeCuellar appears in Peace Like a River. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Peeking at Eternity
...than murder, because Israel and Tommy had been bent on "mischief." Swede finds this incredulous. Thomas DeCuellar , Davy's defense attorney, begins to visit. Reuben says he knew that Mr. DeCuellar was... (full context)
When Sorrows Like Sea Billows Roll
Late in the Night When the Fires Are Out
...prosecutor, Elvis, who begins the formalities. His speech renders Davy as a coldhearted murderer, while Mr. DeCuellar's response, though sound in Reuben's opinion, doesn't seem to impress the jury. Reuben watches as... (full context)
A Boy on a Horse
...this fact out for several days. Early that morning, the sheriff, Charlie Pym, knocks on Mr. DeCuellar's door and asks if the DeCuellars have had visitors. They hadn't, so all anyone knows... (full context)
...angrier, and Walt tells Dad one day that Sheriff Pym is considering a house-to-house search. Mr. DeCuellar brushes this off as unconstitutional. In the afternoon, a farmer reports a stolen horse several... (full context)
By the Grace of Lurvy