East of Eden - Part 2, Chapters 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 Summary

The sheriff of the King City district, Horace Quinn, questions Adam about the shooting and Adam is adamant that he wounded himself while cleaning his gun. Adam's skittish behavior leads Horace to believe that there is more to the story despite Adam's claims that Cathy is merely away for awhile on a visit. Horace persists with the questions and temporarily thinks that Adam may have killed Cathy. When questioned later, Samuel tells Horace that Adam is incapable of murder. Horace goes to Salinas to meet with the sheriff there and learns that a local brothel owner named Faye had inquired about a young woman matching Cathy's description. Horace makes the sheriff swear to secrecy and vows to keep the secret himself so that Adam and the twin boys will never learn that Cathy is living in Salinas and working as a whore.

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