Snow Falling on Cedars - Study Guide Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

Returning to December 6, 1954, the storm outside is wreaking havoc on the island. People are skidding on the roads and having accidents on the ice. Anyone who can manage to travel is stocking up on supplies to ride out the storm, but storeowners are working to prevent hoarding and stockpiling. However, everyone in the courtroom is still unaware of the problems outside because the trial is still going on.

In the courtroom, Art Moran returns to the stand and Alvin Hooks asks him about a set of mooring lines he presents as evidence. Art explains that Carl and Kabuo had very different and distinct mooring lines and, since each boat had one of the other's mooring lines on board, they prove that Carl and Kabuo met each other out on the water and tied up together.

Chapter 17 Analysis

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