A Severed Head - Chapters 12-16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 12-16 Summary

Martin goes to visit Georgie after spending some time in a pub thinking through the scene with Palmer and Antonia. Martin feels a sense of overwhelming guilt because Antonia and Palmer have found out about the affair. It strikes Martin as odd that the act of adultery itself was not the cause of the guilt; rather, it was the finding out that bothers him.

Martin finally comes to the conclusion that it could have been Georgie who informed Antonia and Palmer of their affair. Martin goes to Georgie and is on the verge of anger when he tells Georgie about the conversation at Pelham Crescent. Martin demands to know if Georgie told the couple about the affair. Georgie simply responds that it was most likely Honor who told them. Apparently, Honor saw the books left by Georgie at the house in...

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