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Daughter of Fortune Chapter Summary & Analysis - Soiled Doves Summary

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Soiled Doves Summary

When winter comes, Joe moves her caravan to town and rents a barn where her girls can live without freezing to death and still do business. There wis another brothel in town, but they have no shortage of customers.

Joe's caravan is lucky that they don't succumb to the dysentery that is choking life out of the people all over the area. When business is slow, Joe and Babalu ride out to the frozen cabins of those who are struck down with it and minister aid, even bringing the worst cases back to the barn, where they recuperate with the help of the prostitutes that function as occasional nurses.

One of these soiled doves, Esther, has caught the eye of the town blacksmith, James Morton. He asks about her lifestyle choice, and she explains that she prefers this over the beatings her father used to...

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