Drowning Ruth - Part 2 Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

Christina Schwarz
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Part 2 Chapter 15 Summary

Amanda recalls that by November, Joe, delivering a letter about Carl's return, sees her condition. Mathilda dances for joy. Joe tells Mathilda that Mary Louise has lost another baby. Now, Amanda steers the motorboat toward the Owens', determined that Arthur and Clement must leave Imogene alone. She ties up and begins sunbathing and waiting for Clement. When he approaches, furtively, Amanda is speechless for terror; seeing him close up and feeling his appreciation reminds her that she had once been young—and misused. She hates him. He suggests they take her boat out to speak privately. When they reach deep water, too far from shore to be seen without binoculars, Clement asks if she needs money. Not knowing how to tell him that Imogene is their daughter, Amanda suggests that he take his usual swim. Puzzled, he suggests that afterwards...

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