Tender is the Night
Tender is the Night Book Three, Chapter Three Summary
- A week later, back at the clinic, there is rigmarole. The parents of one of Dick's patients are mad and removing their son from the clinic.
- The son had told his parents that he had smelled booze on Dick’s breath a few times, and the father was furious because the son was supposed to be getting over his alcoholism there.
- Dick says the son was in for kleptomania, not alcoholism, but the father insists that alcohol is the root cause of his son’s problems.
- After they leave, Dick decides he is in fact drinking a bit too much, out of habit, and makes a plan to cut it to half.
- When Franz gets back they discuss it, and Franz, seizing the opportunity, tells Dick he want to buy him out.
- Dick accepts, knowing, sadly, that he hasn’t been fit to practice in some time.