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Good Night, Mr. Tom - Chapter 22, "Grieving" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22, "Grieving" Summary

Will continues his regular routine outwardly during the weeks after Zach's death, but he is in no way healed. As his tutor, Geoffrey seems to understand Will's frozen state of grief and gives him still-lifes to paint, so that he can dull the pain with his art. Christmas comes and goes with homemade gifts and food, a result of rationing, but the holiday seems rich to Will, who has never had nice Christmases. Tom and Will make homemade toys for all the incoming evacuees, since there are so many after the increased bombings. Will participates in the Christmas play. Tom observes Will's pain but patiently waits for the time, when Will can acknowledge his loss and grieve for his best friend.

Carrie visits on holidays and weekends. She is doing well in school but keenly aware of her country accent and scholarship status...

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