The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford - Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary

Young Cousin Lily Holmes is impressed upon by her Cousin, Will Hamilton, to visit the poorhouse to see Cousin Isobel Carpenter. Cousin Isobel has confined herself there after Will had lost all of her money in speculating on the market. Many family members have all asked that she come live with them. Cousin Isobel refuses to leave; she is enjoying her position as a martyr. Will is Lilly's guardian and employer. Will is abed with bronchitis, and he has imposed upon Lilly to attend to his regular visit to Cousin Isobel. Lilly had plans for the day, which she was required to change, and is resentful of Will's imposition. Lilly Holmes has no close relatives. In fact, all of these cousins are very distantly related. It is her responsibility as Will's ward that prevented her enjoying an outing with her beau...

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