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An American Tragedy - Book 3, Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Chapter 28 Summary

Clyde's mother goes to Bridgeburg to see Clyde for herself. Clyde is happy to see her, since she represents the hope he has for a future life. When his mother asks Clyde to tell her whether he's innocent or not, he swears that he's innocent, but she doubts him inwardly - because of the look around his eyes. Yet, she believes that a mother should believe in her son. Due to her sincerity and devotion to both God and her son, Jephson suggests that she might be able to raise the money for an appeal by giving lectures to the local churches. She agrees. At the sentencing hearing, Clyde's mother is bolstered by the fact that Clyde swears, under oath in the courtroom, that he is innocent. She believes in him wholeheartedly. He is sent to the state prison in Auburn to await his death...

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