Too Late the Phalarope - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Pieter returns home and meets with the boy in his study. He confronts Dick, asking him why he would do such a thing. The boy denies it, saying that he thought he was chasing a man. Pieter asks him if he is familiar with the Immorality Act – interracial relationships are, simply put, against the law. The boy says he is, but fervently denies any wrongdoing. With nary a harsh word, merely the knowledge that he can go to the location (an area set aside for black people to live in) to find the girl, and therefore the truth, he manages to elicit a confession from Dick and a promise that he will never do such a thing again.

He kisses his sleeping children, a six-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl, goodnight, and prays for his family, himself and the boy, Dick. His wife wakes up, realizes that...

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