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After the Dancing Days - Chapters 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 11 and 12 Summary

Later that night Annie and her mother eat dinner in silence; and Annie wonders to herself why her mother is so opposed to hospital life, especially in light of Dr. Metcalf's dedication to his work. Annie retires to her bedroom for some private thoughts, and rationalizes that her mother's distaste for anything related to the war must be the reason for her mother's odd behavior. Annie's reverie is interrupted by her mother's voice and a sense of commotion in the house. Annie learns that her grandfather is very ill; and Annie's mother and Uncle John rush the elderly man to the hospital.

Mrs. Metcalf's friend, Ruth, stays with Annie and Grandmother until the morning, when they receive news that Grandfather has had a heart attack, but will live. Mrs. Metcalf returns from the hospital, telling Annie that Mrs. Metcalf and Grandmother will be taking Grandfather...

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