A Summons to Memphis - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Peter Taylor
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Chapter 5 Summary

Phillip acknowledges that Alex is the only person he can truly confide in. Twice, he calls him from Chattanooga over the loss of Clara Price, the one true love of his life. He later finds out that his father, against Alex's advice, went to Clara's dad and interfered. Clara allowed herself to be sent to South America, thus ending his love affair.

Phillip later recognized his father had a hand in preventing his marriage and was bitter about it. He was in the service during the war and was then transferred to Georgia. He was happy to get away from Memphis. He watched the other soldiers having fun, but took no part in after-hour activities.

Phillip's tells of how he met Clara Price. He was on a hill on his way to the Old Civil War battlegrounds. They spent the whole afternoon together...

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