The Conservationist - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Mehring muses over the suicide of the girl's father. He considers the different methods available. He knows cyanide is the quickest, but it is not the "tycoon's way" to do it. He thinks of the girl and is glad he doesn't have any daughters of his own. Mehring evades the funeral by sending a large bouquet and donation to the widow. He thinks of the girl again. All she ever asked about was Terry, but Terry wasn't interested. He marvels at the superficiality of his son.

Mehring stops by the Indians' store to get a Christmas present for Jacobus and his staff because his office assistant is unavailable. The father and son immediately jump into action while the old man stares at him, or rather, past him. The Indians put on the charm, and Mehring finds it very annoying. He is uncomfortable and...

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