Gene indicates his regret at not having "seized and held and prized the multitudes of advantages" the summer had offered him. What hadn't he prized?
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Answered by Aslan
I think this has to do with Gene's fall into the river and hence his lost youth. Instead of enjoying the summer, he shook Finny and made him fall. Gene succumbed to his own darkness and ruined the promise of summer and the rest of his innocence.