The Double Helix - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

Watson went to Carradale, the home of a friend's parents, for Christmas. They were reputed to have interesting, intelligent guests. Watson also invited his sister, who was being courted by a Danish actor. Watson, who "sensed impending disaster" on the basis that the man was a successful actor, wanted to get his sister away from Copenhagen. He enjoyed the company and the games at the country estate, and he was sorry to have to leave for London to speak at a meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology. Back in Cambridge, he still hadn't heard about his fellowship, which was bad news. When the letter arrived, he found his fellowship had been cancelled. The board had given him a new fellowship that was $1,000 less, and the head of the fellowship board invited him to speak at a meeting in the United States in June. It...

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