The Talented Mr. Ripley - Study Guide Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Tom returns to San Remo just at sundown, when the entire populace is apparently gathered at the sidewalk cafes. He walks through town wearing his swimming suit, sandals and Dickie's corduroy jacket, holding a wadded bundle of their bloody clothes in his hand. Tom is so exhausted it is easy to act casual. He has five espressos and three brandies in a bar near the cove. Now, he plays the role of an athletic young man out swimming, despite the cold.

Back at the hotel, Tom allows himself to rest an hour, but not to sleep. He packs Dickie's things just as Dickie always did. Tom's own jacket is ruined, but Dickie's is almost identical and fits just as well. Tom settles the hotel bill and takes the 10:24 p.m. train south to Rome, changing to Naples. The white, taut sheets of the berth are the most...

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