Book 2, Chapter 12 Notes from Tender is the Night

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Tender is the Night Book 2, Chapter 12

Dick returned his attention to Nicole in the garden. He told her that he met with Mrs. Speers and that she had said goodbye. He told her that he also saw Bartholomew Tailor, a rival in his field, and how they were pleasant to one another. He compared their meeting to a meeting between Sigmund Freud and Ward McAllister. Dick started to think about work, and then realized that he wanted to go play the piano. He played a familiar tune, and he hoped that Nicole would recognize it from the fortnight.

Dick looked around the house that Nicole's grandfather had paid for and thought to himself how he, himself, did not need to live extravagantly. It was very important to Dick for him to pay his share of everything. Nicole had rejected the simple arrangement they had made in Zurich and spent money extravagantly. Dick felt that his work was not as important because Nicole made more money than he did.

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In addition, he felt that he had to walk on eggshells around Nicole. By December, Nicole had been acting normal for about a month, and she and Dick headed to the Swiss Alps for Christmas.

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