Birdsong - Section 10: France 1917, Part 4, pages 311-338 Summary & Analysis

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Section 10: France 1917, Part 4, pages 311-338 Summary

Stephen passes the night and next day in fitful expectation, and when he meets Jeanne, she tells him Isabelle has agreed to meet him and leads him to a house across town. Though he claims he has seen worse, Stephen is shocked by the sight of Isabelle's scarred face. She tells him about returning to Azaire and how much she regretted it, but she does not tell him about their child because it will only "make matters more painful and complicated between them" (page 315). Isabelle tells Stephen about meeting and falling in love with Max, a German soldier, whose devotion doubled after her injury. She notices Stephen has changed nearly beyond recognition, but she waits until he leaves to cry for him. Stephen is glad to talk to Isabelle, but he does not want to...

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