A Summons to Memphis - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Peter Taylor
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Chapter 12 Summary

When Phillip arrived home, Holly asked him if he helped Father escape. He told her no and that Mr. Shackleford had died the night before.

Phillip decided to give Holly the clover he had been carrying around for years. She commented she thought she had seen it before, but didn't mind.

A weekly phone conversation began between Phillip and his father. They talked about the past and all of the people in between. Phillip got tremendous satisfaction from the calls.

Father died of a stroke the next spring. Holly's father had also died and they got a small sum of inheritance between the two. They still lived the same, in the same small apartment with the same mismatched furniture.

Chapter 12 Analysis

Phillip has started talking to his father as a way to be his ally. He can't physically help him past the sisters...

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