A God in Ruins - Chapter 8: 1951 - The Invisible Worm Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 takes place in 1951 as Nancy and Teddy were trying and waiting to get pregnant. The two went to an adoption agency just in case they couldn't conceive. The adoption agent asked a lot of questions that made Teddy uncomfortable. He tried to make light of it, but the agent didn't appreciate his sense of humor. Nancy lied about their living situation, which was an old farmhouse that was drafty and somewhat falling apart. Nancy also lied about their religion, which was non-existent, saying they attended the Church of England on a regular basis.

Nancy did eventually become pregnant with Viola; she was overwhelmingly happy to be with child. When Viola was born, Nancy was in labor for two days. The doctors weren't optimistic about Nancy's ability to live through the birth, but Teddy chose to save Nancy over Viola...

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