Snow Falling on Cedars - Chapter 32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 32 Summary

The next day, Hatsue comes to Helen Chambers' house so she and Ishmael can examine Carl's boat together. However, when they arrive at the sheriff's office, Art tells Hatsue to go to the restaurant and wait there while Art and Ishmael go to the evidence warehouse and perform one last investigation of the boat.

As the two men check Carl's boat for any hint that Carl was killed accidentally, they find blood and hair on the railing. This shows that the railing, not Kabuo's fishing gaff, caused the deep gash in Carl's head. Finally, it is proved once and for all that Carl was killed in an accident, not by Kabuo. Once they present the evidence to the judge, charges against Kabuo are dropped.

Chapter 32 Analysis

The events in the sheriff's evidence warehouse are the climax of the novel. The search for evidence of an accident is...

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