The Orchardist - Pages 363 – 426 Summary & Analysis

Amanda Coplin
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Part V – Della knows the attempt to escape was tempting, but she could not go somewhere which would bring her farther away from revenge on Michaelson. As she waves to Clee, a guard struggles with Della. Talmadge intervenes on Della’s behalf, and is shot. Clee and Angelene rush to Talmadge from the crowd of onlookers that has gathered. Angelene has watched everything unfold. Clee is arrested. The police contend that Della was trying to pull away a gun from an officer, causing the shooting which grazed her arm and hit Talmadge. Talmadge is given a reduced sentence of fourteen months in jail; Clee is given two years. Della is given ten in Walla Walla.

As details around the case – specifically of Della’s past with Michaelson – become public, the public sides with Talmadge. Caroline divulges the details of Jane’s suicide to the...

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