The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel - Edgar Summary & Analysis

David Wroblewski
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Edgar Summary

Edgar listens to the goings-on on the farm, waiting patiently for time to pass. Claude comes in, looking for Edgar, and tearing away at the hay bales. He stops to set a small, glass bottle to the side, covers it up with hay, and continues searching. Eventually, he stops, and Edgar hears him drive away.

Edgar Analysis

Claude attempts to find Edgar, but is unsuccessful. In the process, Edgar sees that Claude has a bottle of poison that was hidden in the barn. The presence of the poison bottle now erases any lingering doubts in Edgar's mind that Claude is indeed a murderer. The guilty reaction was a form of proof, but the poison is form of hard evidence.

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