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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Chapter 8 Summary

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Book 3, Chapter 8 Summary

Clyde gets the newspapers the next morning after an uneasy night of dreams. He discovers that they have found and identified Roberta's body and that murder is suspected because of the bruises and markings on her face. He contemplates confessing, but can't do that. It would rule out all chance that he'd escape this situation and be with Sondra. Sondra and the group of young people who hang out together have arranged an extensive camping outing, and Clyde will go with them. Sondra and he enjoy moments alone, where she confesses that her mother has said she can no longer see Clyde in such intimate situations. Each night the group camps in a different spot. By Monday night, Mason, Heit, their assistants Burleigh and Newcomb, and Sheriff Slack and three deputies are following the group with arrest warrants for Clyde. Clyde hears the shots they...

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