The Secret Agent - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Winnie runs from the house, unsure of what to do now. Winnie cannot go to her mother. Winnie's relationship with her mother was primarily about Stevie, and now that Stevie was gone, that bond was broken. Winnie is deathly afraid of hanging in the gallows. Winnie keeps thinking of the line she has read in the paper many times, the drop given is fourteen feet. Winnie does not want to fall fourteen feet.

Winnie decides she must throw herself from the nearest bridge. However, emotional shock has made it impossible for Winnie to walk very far. Suddenly, a man she knows comes up to her to offer his aid. It is Ossipon, the most vile of all her husband's friends. However, in her dire need, Winnie is happy to see Ossipon. Winnie tries to tell Ossipon what it is she has done, however...

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