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A Slipping-down Life - Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9 and 10 Summary

In Chapter 9, Evie yet again finds herself without Drum's company, as he does not return to sleep in the swing on the porch. At first, she is relieved but later in the morning, she becomes preoccupied with his absence. She sits silently, waiting, and goes outside to watch for him. Late that night, he appears, and says he spent the previous night in the toolshed at David's house, but was chased out in the morning by his mother. He asks if Evie has ever thought about losing weight. Annoyed, she asks why he cares what she looks like, and he says he thought maybe they could get married. This makes her laugh, but it's a forced and pained sound. She declines this proposal, but he argues that she must like him, and he doesn't have a home and his career is...

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