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Paul Edgecomb is a warden in Block E of the state penitentiary in Cold Mountain Block E is where prisoners on death row wait for their execution the home of the electric chair nicknamed Old Sparky The corridor that leads to the execution room is covered in green linoleum thats why the last way the death row inmates go is called the Green Mile The Green Mile tells the memorable events that take place in the summer of 1932 When a towering black man named John Coffey is sentenced to death by the electric chair the prison guards assume that he was as guilty as any death row prisoner But later they start to believe that he is being punished for a crime that he did not commit They learn that he was found holding two dead girls and thought to have killed them The truth was that he was trying to use his god-given gift of healing to save the murdered children Paul finds out about Coffeys gift when he has a urinary infection and John tells Paul that he can help When John touches Paul a strong jolt slammed through him and all John Coffey could say was I helped it didnt I boss Because of the gift that Coffey had the prison guards make it their mission to keep him from experiencing the cruel death which so many before had faced While all of these events were happening Pauls bosses wife was dying of a brain tumor so naturally the men knew that John could help her The men attempted to sneak Coffey out of the prison and take him to their bosss house John got there and saved Melinda the bosses wife They had a plan for Coffeys salvation all worked out Surprisingly when they asked Coffey if he wanted to escape he replied Im rightly tired of the pain I hear and feel boss
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