Snow Falling on Cedars - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26 Summary

Alvin Hooks cross-examines Hatsue, asking her why they didn't tell anyone about the land sale or tell the authorities about Kabuo and Carl's meeting on the water. Hatsue explains that telling people about it would cause suspicion to fall directly on Kabuo. Thus, they said nothing so that Kabuo would not find himself suspected of a murder he did not commit.

After Hooks dismisses Hatsue, Nels Gudmundsson calls Josiah Gillanders, the president of the San Piedro Gill-Netters' Association, to the stand. It his testimony, Josiah says that no fisherman would ever board another fisherman's boat unless there was an emergency. In fact, as Josiah says, it would be completely impossible for another man to board another fisherman's boat at sea without help from the person being boarded. However, in cross-examination, Hooks asks Josiah if it is possible for another fisherman to pretend to have an emergency in...

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