Cakes and Ale: Or the Skeleton in the Cupboard - Chapters 22-24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 22-24 Summary

Roy and William meet at Victoria Station. Roy had grown close to the Traffords, traveling with them and sharing their artistic tastes. When Isabel's health had declined, Roy visits regularly, and writes an emotional obituary. Isabel tells him much about taking Ted into her house for a year after Rosie's flight, as he finishes By Their Fruit, which he dedicates to her. The Traffords take Ted to Italy and she works tirelessly to increase Ted's reputation. She sees editors, organizes readings, makes sure his picture appears in the weeklies, and revises his interviews as his press agent. She has a grand time, accompanying him to ever party. When anything bothers Isabel, Ted expresses it. She convinces Ted that he is the greatest writer of his day.

When Ted catches pneumonia, Isabel is already frail, well over sixty, and unable to nurse...

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