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Under the Volcano Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 12 Summary

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Chapter 12 Summary

After storming out of the hotel's restaurant, the consul feels Yvonne is lost to him forever. He continues to drink as he hikes across the mountain. He stops at one point to read an old letter from Yvonne, which depresses him with memories of happiness he can never have again.

He stops in one dark alley and pays for sex with a whore, imagining her to be Yvonne. The voices in his head tell him he cannot change, that he cannot help himself.

Disoriented, the consul stumbles away from the area of the brothel. Local police follow him and demand more money for his drinks and his time with the girl. When he fails to produce, they accuse him of trying to steal a horse, which he denies.

Then, the police accuse him of being a known criminal and demand to see his papers. Moreover, they accuse...

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Under the Volcano from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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