Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 39 Summary

Smiley is traveling in a first-class train compartment and thinking of Bill Haydon and all the contradictions in his story. He is on his way to Immingham to see Ann. He sees her drive up.

Jim Prideaux returned to Thurgood's. He gave up golf and his walks and stayed in his trailer most of the time. They attributed the change in his behavior to his mother's death. He eventually became his old self, and Bill Roach convinced himself that he had dreamed of the gun.

Chapter 39 Analysis

Smiley has to tell Ann about Bill Haydon and travels by train to Immingham to do so. On the way, he thinks about the contradictions in Bill Haydon's story. He had wired Ann that he was coming and hopes that she will meet him. She does.

Jim Prideaux resumes his teaching duties at Thurgood's although it...

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