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The House of Mirth Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2: Chapter 13 Summary

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Book 2: Chapter 13 Summary

She is held up for a few moments by the nobility of her actions, and is happy with her final decision. Before long however, she is weighed down by her fatigue and the rain. She sits down in the park to rest, and her thoughts turn to the Chloral and its waning effects on her sleep. Her main preoccupation now is the fear that Chloral's effects will disappear completely, and she will be left night and day with her thoughts.

A young woman appears by her side, asking if she is sick. Lily recognizes her to be one of Gerty's charity cases she had met during her momentary philanthropic phase. The girl, Nettie Struther, had been ill, and Lily had donated the money for her to receive treatment. Nettie has since recovered fully from her illness, married, and had a child. She is extremely grateful...

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