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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, Chapter 19 Summary

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Book 1, Chapter 19 Summary

The driving outing loses its pleasure for Hegglund, Higby, Ratterer and Clyde when they realize that they're going to be late for work and might lose their positions altogether. They urge Sparser to hurry, and he drives at breakneck speeds. When he turns a corner to avoid traffic, he hits a little girl. In his panic, he flees the scene, his passengers and onlookers screaming. Sparser continues to speed away. He turns into a side street and turns off the headlights to avoid detection. Without lights, driving fast, Sparser runs into a construction site and flips the car. The two most injured are Laura Sipe and Sparser. Ratterer takes action in helping everyone as best he can, and the four remaining guys help the girls. A "suburbanite" comes along, asking if anyone needs help. His wife has called an ambulance.

Hortense, finding herself...

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