The Secret History - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Richard and the rest of the group finally manage to get away in the afternoon after the funeral. Everyone is anxious to get back to Hampden and forget the entire experience, although that is unlikely to happen. On the drive home Charles and Camilla are still not speaking, although no one seems to know the reason. Over the next couple weeks, the group tends to keep their distance from one another. It is not a surprising turn of events considering that they had been inseparable in the weeks leading up to Bunny's death.

Francis calls Richard to say that he is having a heart attack. After a lot of discussing and arguing, Richard takes Francis to the emergency room. Francis refuses to allow the doctors to examine him, and eventually it is decided that Francis is suffering from anxiety. The doctor only allows...

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