The Friends - Chapters 21-23 Summary & Analysis

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At home, Mr. Charles and Cousin Frank wait for Phyllisia. Calvin has stormed out, angry over Phyllisia’s dating, and the two men are there to try to patch the father-daughter relationship back together. The two men take Ruby and Phyllisia to Calvin’s restaurant, and Phyllisia is surprised to see an overcrowded place with grimy men drinking and eating with little tact. Phyllisia sees now that her father is working as a short-order cook. He tells the four of them that he has made up his mind: Ruby and Phyllisia will return to the West Indies.

Although this is ostensibly what she wanted, Phyllisia takes the news hard. All she can think about is going to see Edith one last time before she leaves. She runs to Edith’s house and enters, only to find that Edith is the only one there. Phyllisia asks...

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