The Death of the Heart - Part 1, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 8 Summary

Eddie and Portia are having tea at Madame Tussaud's. He turns to her and asks who the old man was. She tells him that it's Major Brutt, an old friend of someone Anna once knew, a man named Pidgeon. Eddie seems disgruntled that he'd never heard of Pidgeon before and Portia wonders why.

Eddie says that Anna is a cynic and Portia wonders why. He cryptically responds that it's because she does nice things for the wrong reasons. Then, he says that his character has worsened since he met her and that he wishes he had met Portia first.

He says to Portia, urgently, that it's important to him that she always understands him. Portia says that she does understand him, but she doesn't always understand what he is talking about. He says that doesn't matter, because there obviously isn't an...

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