When Hagar runs away to Shadow Point and takes refuge in an abandoned cannery, one evening she becomes afraid that an intruder, tramp, or vagrant has come to rob her—however, it is a scrawny and ruddy man, Murray F. Lees, who was wandering through the park when he heard Hagar’s pained groans. Murray sits with Hagar a while, shares his wine with her, and the two trade stories about their painful lives, which share in common the loss of a son. Though Hagar begs Murray not to tell anyone where she is, lest Marvin find her and bring her home, Murray sees how ill Hagar is, finds a way to contact her family, and leads them to her, ensuring her safe return home.
Murray F. Lees Character Timeline in The Stone Angel
The timeline below shows where the character Murray F. Lees appears in The Stone Angel. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...much to drink. Hagar believes that the person beside her is John, though it’s still Murray sitting with her. Murray, concerned, says that Hagar needs a doctor, but she insists she’s... (full context)