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Daughter of Fortune Chapter Summary & Analysis - The News Summary

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The News Summary

Finally, it's spring. Miss Rose and Mama Fresia prepare the house with its lighter furnishings and window treatments. Eliza and Joaquin have been lovers for three months and his declarations are already losing some of their fervor. Even when he is with her, he's somewhere else. Eliza remains a picture of calm and repose, but Miss Rose and Mama Fresia never let down their scrutiny.

In August, the news of gold discovered in California reach the people of Valparaiso and spread like a fever. All the newspapers spill over with news of huge discoveries. Some even report that the long lost city of El Dorado has been found with its streets paved with gold. Men are leaving in droves for this new promised land.

The poor are not the only ones catching this fever. Wealthy men have the desire to gain even more riches and...

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