An American Tragedy - Chapter 8-14 Book Three Summary & Analysis

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At the beginning of Chapter 8 Clyde reads that the reported drowning is being investigated as a murder, and officials are looking for a man by the name of Golden or Graham, the aliases that Clyde had used when registering at the inns. He abandons the idea of turning himself in. Clyde and his companions make an early afternoon excursion to Bear Lake. Meanwhile, Mason and his team are closing in on Clyde. The next day while camping, Clyde has an unsettling feeling. He is apprehended in the woods by the deputy sheriff from Mason’s search party. When questioned, Clyde denies having any knowledge of the murder and wishes he had tried to escape when the thought first occurred to him.

In Chapter 9, Mason speaks with the group of young people at their campsite and upon meeting Sondra gets a better understanding of Clyde’s...

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