The Belle of Amherst - Act 2, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

William Luce
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Act 2, Section 2 Summary

Emily says that her father loved animals and kept beautiful horses. She remembers once when during a snowstorm, her father went out in his slippers to feed some scared and hungry birds. He hid himself as he fed them, he didn't want the birds to be embarrassed. Emily believes the descendents of those same birds are the ones who live in her garden.

Emily's recollection takes over. The day her father died, she spent the entire afternoon with him. She then sent him on a walk with Austin. She woke him the next morning and put him on the train, it was the last time she saw him. As the family is eating supper on the fifteenth of June, Austin arrives with a letter in his hand. One look at his face told Emily that everything would be changed, and that...

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