The Bonfire of the Vanities - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

Sherman withdraws $10,000 in cash from his bank, feeling like a criminal. Today, he is addressed respectfully by the tellers, but all that will change with his arrest, he thinks. Next, Sherman pays a visit to his father's office. The Lion of Sponget & Leach is an old man now, relegated to a small office with nominal duties. Sherman is somewhat surprised to realize this because his father has always represented, to Sherman, an all-powerful, invincible man. Sherman plunges right in, informing his dad of the impending arrest. Sherman lists the charges against him: reckless endangerment (a felony), leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident. At his father's prompting, Sherman reveals the whole sordid story. He refers to his affair with Maria as a flirtation. His dad wants to know who Maria is, and then asks who Sherman's lawyer is...

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