The Bonfire of the Vanities - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

The next morning, Sherman again has trouble concentrating on work. He dials Bernard Levy's number half-heartedly, his mind still focused on The City Light story. Levy, having sensed Sherman's desperation, now offers to buy the Giscard bonds for 6 million dollars less than Sherman paid for them. Sherman hangs up and sends Felix downstairs to buy The City Light again. In the bathroom, Sherman reads Fallow's latest article, terrified to learn they've narrowed the list of suspect vehicles down to 124. Sherman calls his attorney Freddy Button's office and makes an immediate appointment. He lies to the receptionist about where he's going. On the way, he wonders whether Freddy's a good attorney. His father, the Lion of Dunning Sponget, had turned Sherman over to Freddy when Sherman turned 21. Freddy has handled Sherman's wills and home-buying contracts, but never anything of a serious nature. Sherman is...

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