Drowning Ruth - Part 2 Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

Christina Schwarz
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Part 2 Chapter 19 Summary

Ruth recalls Imogene waiting for her out of view of the house in the woods. Imogene feels like a fool, while Ruth insists that Arthur has told her that she will make a wonderful wife. Imogene hates him. It feels like something has broken inside her. Ruth knows the feeling. She suggests that they go to Chicago. Amanda's friend, Miss Fox, will surely put them up and Mrs. Owens can get Imogene a job. Ruth exults at the thought of being free of Amanda's influence. Imogene is worried but agrees. They agree to meet at the train station that evening. Ruth thinks that she sounds like Amanda when she discourages Imogene from thinking that Arthur might still love her.

Amanda recalls first seeing the newborn. She is exhausted. Seeing Mathilda hold the baby, Amanda feels displaced rather than grateful or relieved...

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