The Beginning of Spring - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

After the marriage, Frank and Nellie didn't go directly back to Moscow. They stopped for three years in Frankfurt, Germany, where Frank worked with Hirschfeld's Printing Machinery. Dolly was born there, then Ben, then a miscarriage.

In the winter of 1905 Bert Reid dies in Moscow. He did not die in the uprisings of that year, which were a series of strikes and violent outbursts in protest of the Russian war with Japan. He died of a heart attack. His wife followed shortly, overcome by grief people said, while in the study of the Anglican Chaplaincy, to arrange for Bert's funeral. Frank was summoned by cable. He remembered his mother had expressed a wish to be buried in her home town in England. He had to make all the arrangements for both funerals, find a place for his family to live, and take over...

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