Diamonds in the Shadow - Chapter Two Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Two Summary

The four refugees take the flight to New York. The text mentions a fifth refugee who is separated from the family by a few rows of seats. He gets up and stares at the family but they do not return his gaze. When they land, the family quickly makes their way off the airplane, clearly avoiding the fifth refugee. The first person to meet them off the plane is George Neville, the refugee aid representative. He immediately notices that the family seems disjointed: the parents seem puzzled by their surroundings. The father refuses to shake his hand. The boy speaks with a crisp, clear accent, and the girl stands mute, like a statue. The family walks quickly away from the gate, clearly anxious to move away from the airplane. George Neville wonders how this family made it through the careful screening...

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