A Cup of Tea: A Novel of 1917 - Pages 134-164 Summary & Analysis

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Eleanor gives birth to a baby girl and names her Tess. She gives her Josie's last name- Kennedy- to keep up the fiction of being married to her brother. Also at that very moment, soldiers arrive at Rosemary's house with a telegram.

At first Rosemary is devastated with news of Philip's death, but when she hears that his dog tags were found and he is only 'reported dead,' that they are unable to identify the body, she believes that Philip is still alive. She refuses to have a funeral or death notice in the newspaper. She redirected condolence flowers to the VA hospital. Rosemary continues on with life, though granted with increased volunteer work.

Equipped with an address she obtained from Dora, Jane seeks out Eleanor to let her know about Philip. She finds Eleanor with Tess, who is clearly...

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