The Prince of Tides - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

Tom relates the story of Grandpa Wingo's annual Good Friday performance in the streets of Colleton. Every year he dresses up in a white choir robe and drags a heavy cross, reenacting the walk of Jesus to Calvary. The family, except for Henry and Luke, are all embarrassed by Grandpa Wingo's walk. Tom and Savannah beg him to do it in Charleston or Savannah where there are many more people to witness his performance. Tolitha buys a bottle of gin each year and retires to her room to get totally drunk while her husband puts on his show. She wakes to him kneeling by her bedside the next morning, praying for the deliverance of her soul.

Henry films the entire thing, and it is clear that he and his father have planned the exact times and places for him to fall under the...

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