The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Part 2, Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 10 Summary

Portia has finally received word about Willie. He had gotten into trouble with two other prisoners, and they were all locked into a freezing room for three days and nights. When they were finally released, gangrene had set in and both of Willie's feet had to be amputated. Portia, who is close to Willie, is grief stricken with this news. She would prefer to drink the day away, but her father convinces her that she needs to go to work as usual. He plans to make his rounds and house calls. It is best to maintain order in circumstances like these.

However, instead of working, the doctor goes to the courthouse to see the judge. The white deputies deny him entrance. There is a brawl, and the doctor is thrown into jail. The doctor spends the night in misery, and, Portia and Mr. Singer arrive...

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