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The Talented Mr. Ripley Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 10 Summary

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Chapter 10 Summary

For the next three or four days, Tom and Dickie see little of Marge. Tom spends the time amusing Dickie with funny stories about people they know in New York, some of them true. Tom has been with Dickie every minute, and knows he has not been alone with Marge. Tom writes to Mr. Greenleaf that he is staying with Dickie. He asserts that Dickie will fly home in the winter for a visit, and can likely be convinced to remain permanently at that point. Tom tells Mr. Greenleaf that when his expense money runs out, he will likely look for a job in Europe himself. This serves two purposes. It makes him appear to be an upstanding young man to Mr. Greenleaf, and it reminds him that the expense money, although generous, can run out. To enhance the effect, Tom also shows the letter to Dickie...

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