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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Chapter 15 Summary

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Book 3, Chapter 15 Summary

Belknap discusses Clyde's story with his partner, Reuben Jephson, a young, shrewd, lawyer with a calculating intelligence. He's compared to "an uncontrollable machine, which generates power." Belknap admits that, even though all the circumstances are against Clyde, he still isn't sure that this was a murder instead of a terrible accident that Clyde lacked the moral and physical courage to stand up against. He tells Jephson that they'll have to get all the information on the events in Kansas City - as well as find the camera and Clyde's suit before Mason does. Jephson, too, listens to Clyde and questions him with ideas of formulating a defense for him. One of Jephson's ideas is to suggest that Roberta had another lover, an idea that Clyde denies. As Clyde says that he was in some kind of stupor right before he struck Roberta, the...

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