Dalva - 'Dalva'. pg. 35 - 71. Summary & Analysis

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'Dalva'. pg. 35 - 71. Summary

Dalva finds she is being followed by the uncle of Franco. In response, Dalva calls Ted for assistance since Andrew, Ted's assistant, is an ex-police officer. When Dalva arrives at Ted's for dinner, however, she finds her lover, Michael, already there. Michael is trying to pressure Dalva into giving him access to the family papers, which include journals from Dalva's great grandfather on the "Indian problem" in the nineteenth century. Great grandfather was a business man, but also served as a missionary to the Sioux Indians on behalf of the government. After Wounded Knee, he retired to the farm in secrecy and silence, but continued his friendships with the Sioux he had befriended.

Ruth calls the following day to declare she is not pregnant but that she has begun dating a local grocer. They have attended a dance, and Dalva recalls winning a...

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