The Death of the Heart - Part 2, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 5 Summary

It is Wednesday and Portia receives a letter in the mail from Eddie, as well as a puzzle from Major Brutt, a postcard from Anna, a short note from Thomas and a letter from Lilian. Eddie's letter leaves Portia feeling a bit unsettled. In it, he says he's not sure whether or not he'll be able to come to visit that weekend, but he'd like to. He also says that he'll play as if he were shy, but if he were to make enemies during his visit that she better stick up for him.

Mrs. Heccomb is looking forward to the prospect of Eddie's visit. She seems to be under the impression that he's a friend of Anna and Thomas's, not unlike Major Brutt, who would be coming by to check on how Portia's doing. Daphne knows better, though, and she...

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