Drowning Ruth - Part 2 Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Christina Schwarz
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Part 2 Chapter 16 Summary

Amanda recalls enjoying sitting in the boat as Clement swims. She wonders why she had demanded an exclusive relationship with him. He is exhausted after two laps and Amanda dismisses ideas of him having designs on Imogene. His lecherous comment when she declares that she wants to tell him about Imogene inspires Amanda to yell the truth as she chugs away. Halfway to shore, she throws Clement's robe overboard. Forgetting about his heart condition, Amanda cannot imagine that this monster will drown.

Part 2 Chapter 16 Analysis

A short Chapter 16 has Amanda recalling abandoning Clement in the middle of the lake, as she had Ruth. This time, she does not keep pace with him. She claims not to realize that he has a heart condition that will result in his drowning. A lecherous comment about Imogene inspires Amanda to leave. The motor's sound...

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