what does he admit in his confession?
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“He was holding the knife. I asked him for it, and I said, ‘All right, Dick. Here goes.’ But I didn’t mean it. I meant to call his bluff, make him argue me out of it, make him admit he was a phony and a coward. See, if was something between me and Dick. I knelt down beside Mr. Clutter, and the pain of kneeling . . . the shame. Disgust. . . . But I didn’t realize what I’d done till I heard the sound. Like somebody drowning. Screaming under the water” (244).
The three other murders, Perry relates, transpired in quick succession in a blind frenzy on the part of the killers. All told, the pair made off with “between forty and fifty dollars.” You can check out the rest at GradeSaver using the source-link below.