Boy, Snow, Bird - Part 2, Section 3 – Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 – As family and friends become more and more excited about Snow’s impending visit, Bird becomes increasingly unhappy. She manages to forget her unhappiness when she goes on a picnic with Louis and some friends to celebrate Louis’ birthday (Boy allows Bird to take her precious flag, now revealed to be an American one, as a blanket). After playing and eating, everyone in the group lies down for a nap, but the others quietly steal away, leaving Louis and Bird alone. For a moment, it seems as though something is about to happen between them, but then Louis disappears and Bird is left alone with an unknown boy, who kisses her neck and then disappears.

The next week, Bird answers a telephone call from a strange man, who hangs up before he gives his name. A day or two later...

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