Lord Jim - Chapter 32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 32 Summary

Jim orders the men outside, tells them to link arms and to march towards the river. At the riverbank he orders them to jump, telling them to send his greetings to Sherif Ali. Having followed behind, the girl throws the torch into the river. And just then breaks down into tears. In relating this episode of his story to Marlow, Jim admits that he loves her dearly. And confesses that although he'd (at the time of his speaking with Marlow) only been in Patusan for two years, he could not imagine living anywhere else, one of the reasons being that he hadn't forgotten why he came there in the first place. The natives, Jim says, can never learn of his past, especially now that they all trust him so implicitly. Before leaving, the girl pulls Marlow aside to glean reassurance from him that...

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