Ragtime - Chapters 25-27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25. Frustrated by Coalhouse’s postponement of the wedding, Father visits Willie Conklin. However, before he can, Sarah learns President Taft’s Vice President, James Sherman, will attend an event in New York City. She leaves the house with the intention of asking for the Vice-President’s help in petitioning the United States’ government on Coalhouse’s behalf. As Sarah calls out to Sherman, mistaking him for the President, she is struck in the chest by a security guard and a Secret Service man jumps atop of her in order to restrain her. She is hauled off to jail, and later to the hospital where she becomes very ill. Mother, Father, and Coalhouse visit her but within a week she dies of pneumonia.

Chapter 26. Coalhouse Walker spends all of the money he has—the former wedding money that became his legal fund—on an elaborate funeral for...

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