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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Part 2: Chapter 15 Summary
It's time for Singer to visit Antonapoulos once again. This time he brings lots of food for his gift this time. Sounds delish. On the train, Singer thinks of all his visitors and gets kind of anxious: he doesn't understand what these people want from him. But when Singer thinks of his friend, he calms down. His friend is always with him in his mind now. After arriving at the asylum, he's unable to find Antonapoulos, and he starts to panic. He asks for help and finally someone tells him the news: Antonapoulos is dead. (Moment of silence.) Singer returns to his hotel in shock. As a tribute to his dearly departed friend, Singer pitches a fit at the hotel and steals everything that isn't bolted down from his room. He spends the afternoon waiting for the train back home. During his wandering, he sees three mutes talking together via sign language at a local restaurant. Singer approaches them and introduces himself, but he's so out of sorts that he doesn't join in their conversation, and the three think he's a weirdo. They leave and definitely don't invite him along. Singer takes the train home and eats some fruit from the fruit basket he'd brought with him. After arriving home, he leaves his luggage at the station, goes to the jewelry shop, and then returns home. He drinks some coffee and smokes a cigarette. Then, he pulls a pistol from his pocket and shoots himself in the heart. It's okay to cry.
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