The Death of the Heart - Part 3, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 5 Summary

Instead of running home, Portia for some reason runs to the hotel where Major Brutt is staying, then asks for him. He is surprised to see Portia. He can tell she's upset, though, and asks her to tell him what's wrong.

He tells her right away that he should take her home but she refuses. He tells her that he would hate for Anna and Thomas, his good friends, to think badly of him and asks Portia not to put him in the middle of any argument. She tells him that he doesn't understand, that Anna and Thomas make fun of him the same way they joke about her.

Major Brutt is obviously hurt by her words and a bit taken aback. Regardless of how he now feels about Anna and Thomas, he insists that she go home. Portia refuses again...

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