The Bridge on the Drina - Chapters 21-22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 21-22 Summary

The year 1914 is fatal for the Višegrad bridge. The summer is fruitful and bumper crops are expected. Peasants negotiate loans with merchants like Pavle Ranković and Santo Papo against expected crops. Santo haggles as his father had. That summer, Dr. Balas dies while treating a typhus epidemic The Bauers attend the funeral. She buys a tombstone and disappears, reportedly to a sanatorium. Electrical lighting comes to the main streets of town.

A brief correspondence convinces Zorka that Stiković cares only for himself. She grows thin and pale and thinks of jumping into the Drina until she and Glasičanin are thrown together by rehearsals for the Festival of St. Sava and he displays the love that he has always felt for her. Zorka finds inner peace. By summer, people see that they are "walking out." One night, Glasičanin asks...

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