Spartina - Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

John Casey (novelist)
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Chapter 24 Summary

Dick's relationship with Elsie continues, and becomes much more frank than Dick feels comfortable with. He begins having to concentrate on the lies he tells May and also to Eddie so that he keeps them from questioning where he is all the time.

As he talks more openly with Elsie, she mentions that Aggie Bigelow and her father had an affair. Aggie's husband, Timmy, didn't find out for years. He found out when some burglars broke into their house, and tied Timmy and Aggie up, and opened a box they thought was her jewelry. It contained love letters from Elsie's father to Aggie, and Timmy had to lie there tied to his wife while they both read the letters that had been strewn about.

Chapter 24 Analysis

There is a great deal of guilt on Dick's part as Elsie pours out her inner feelings...

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