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How the Light Gets In - Chapters 16 – 18 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter Sixteen, Gamache shows Myrna three pictures of the girls as newborns. One picture is taken with their father, who looks horrified. The second is with a midwife. In both of these photos the girls are on a rough kitchen table wrapped in dishcloths and rags. Myrna recognizes the third picture which shows the girls with Dr. Bernard, who was said to have delivered them. In a fourth picture that Gamache pulls from his pocket, there are only four girls. They appear to have altered their appearances so they look different from one another. Myrna asks about the fifth quint. Gamache reminds her one of the girls, Virginie, died young after a fall down some stairs.

The conversation turns to Constance’s time with Myrna as a psychiatrist. Myrna says it was nearly a year before she knew Constance was one of the...

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