Three Famous Short Novels - Study Guide The Old Man, Pages 113 - 148 Summary & Analysis

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The wave was another pulse of the flood, probably caused by some levee overflowing nearby. They manage to escape without injury or even, it seems, any serious danger. From this point on, the story is narrated with alternating interjections from the fat convict, to whom the tall convict is telling the story after he returned eight weeks later. The tall convict says that his only goal while in the boat was to get the woman somewhere safe and to do everything the "right way," that is, to turn himself in whenever he could.

The continue drifting down the flooded river. The tall convict no longer has to row, or at least chooses not, but simply steers the boat, though he does not seem to really know either where they or where they are going. They pass by a large...

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