A God in Ruins - Chapter 3: The Adventures of Augustus Summary & Analysis

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"The Adventures of Augustus" is the title of a story written by Teddy's aunt Izzie. The narrator mentioned in Chapter 2 that to deal with her feelings for her second betrothed, Augustus, she took to fiction. The first section of Chapter 3 is part of that work. There is no year associated with this chapter, though context suggests it is soon after his first term of boarding school, which would put the story in the Spring of 1926.

Izzie's work of fiction is an account of Augustus as he was getting into trouble with his parents after an incident involving green paint, a dog, and a woman's wig. In the story, Augustus's parents fault him for having a short-sighted sense of reality and not thinking through the consequences of his actions. Augustus is indignant and ardently defends himself.

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