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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Chapter 2 Summary

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Book 3, Chapter 2 Summary

Fred Heit investigates the scene of the crime. Suspicions are aroused when Roberta's body is discovered with bruises and marks about her face. It's also discovered that a small hunting party encountered a well-dressed young man with a bag walking from Bittern Lake to Two Mile Bay in the middle of the night. The young man had asked "if there were many people on the lake" when the bus had taken him and his "wife," up there. The young woman had left her bag at the inn, while the man had not. Also, the couple had registered under different names at Grass Lake and Big Bittern (Carl Graham and Clifford Golden.) Furthermore, a letter is found in the pocket of Roberta's coat. It's addressed to her mother and tells her that they are going to be married, but her mother could...

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