The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

by David Wroblewski

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Who dies at the end of the novel The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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In the novel, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, both Claude and Edgar die at the end.  Claude uses a poisoned needle on Edgar which eventually kills him as he thinks back on the recent parts of his life like taking the dogs and running away.  He finally realizes what his grandfather was doing with the dogs, but dies before he can escape the burning barn.  Claude also is unable to escape the burning barn as he waits too long to make sure that Edgar will not be able to tell his mother about the evil Claude has brought into her life.  So, the two people who die at the end are Edgar and Claude.

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