The Friends - Chapters 9-11 Summary & Analysis

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By summer, Edith and Phyllisia are meeting each other nearly every day in Central Park. Ramona is ill and getting worse daily, but Phyllisia visits Edith whenever she isn’t taking care of her mother. Phyllisia tells Edith that her father is becoming increasingly controlling, exaggerating the stories to make them seem more egregious. Ever since seeing Edith again, Phyllisia has had to lie to her father about where she is going when she leaves the house. Still, Phyllisia uses her father’s success to make Edith jealous. She boasts to Edith about Calvin’s upscale restaurant, a fancy place with suited waiters. At home, Ramona pulls Phyllisia aside. She tell her daughter she is glad that she has a good friend like Edith. She asks Phyllisia to bring Edith over one day to visit, but Phyllisia resists, as she is ashamed of Edith and...

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