The Beet Queen - Part 1, Chapter 3, 1932 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 3, 1932 Summary

Karl Adare. Karl has broken both his ankles and is unable to leave the field where he landed after jumping from the train. An Indian woman comes along the tracks, pushing a cart. The woman, Fleur Pillager, stops and sets Karl's ankles. When it becomes obvious that Karl has pneumonia, the woman warms him and treats the illness. Finally, the lady puts Karl on the cart and begins her travels again. The woman sells wares from her cart, going from farmhouse to farmhouse. During their travels, Karl thinks about his mother, imagining the pilot took her against her will. Karl fantasizes about tracking down the pilot and killing him in order to rescue his mother. Eventually Karl and Fleur find themselves at a church, where Fleur unceremoniously dumps Karl off and walks away. Karl stays there until his ankles heal and...

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