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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 18 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 18 Summary

Roberta is thrilled with her relationship with Clyde, but is troubled because her contact with Clyde can't be continued freely because of Grace Marr who clings to Roberta. She distances herself from Grace. Roberta and Clyde plan a rendezvous by saying that Roberta is going to visit her sister in Homer, New York, but they plan to meet in Fonda. They spend the day together before getting off the train at a place called Starlight that has a lake, small boats, and a dancing pavilion. They get off and Clyde urges Roberta to dance with him. Roberta does not know how, but Clyde persuades her and they move together with ease and grace. Roberta is flustered because of Clyde's supposed social status, and Clyde feeling her adoration.

They arrange to meet the next day after she leaves her sister's, and they spend the time talking...

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