Drowning Ruth - Part 2 Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Christina Schwarz
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Part 2 Chapter 13 Summary

Amanda resents people thinking that they have a right to comment on her thumb. Carl never asks. Meanwhile, in 1937 Imogene and Ruth go to the new dance pavilion every Friday, hoping to meet the wealthy summer boys. As all dote on Imogene, Ruth hides in the restroom, reading. Rich girls, taking her for a towel girl, joke about Imogene smelling like grubs. Back at the table, Ruth sees Arthur watching her sitting alone, while also looking at Imogene. On Imogene's insistence, Arthur and Ruth dance, and afterwards all go out on Bobby's power boat. Ruth denies that a woman has drowned nearby, but hears the baby crying in her memory and feels the water pulling her down. Ruth is suddenly seasick.

Arthur tells Ruth about coming to the lake for summers since he is five and about his father's crazy schemes...

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