Too Late the Phalarope - Study Guide Chapter 38 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 38 Summary

Martha gives her ring back to Dominee Vos, and he does not know whether to accept or reject it. She has decided, of her own will and not her father's, never to leave the house again. Dominee Vos leaves Venterspan never to return. Later, he is chosen to play rugby for South Africa. Schoolchildren walk past Jakob's and Pieter's houses, whispering, until at last they are forbidden to do so by the school principal.

Frans visits Tante Sophie. He tells her that her brother is dead.

Chapter 38 Analysis

Martha, having over the years been indoctrinated by her father's strict, obtuse manner is in essence not making her own decision, though she believes she is. The true tragedy of the Immorality Act is demonstrated here as the fallout of Pieter's disgrace will follow not only himself but also his entire family for the rest of their lives, and...

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