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In the Shadow of Blackbirds - Chapter 22, Living and Breathing; Chapter 23, The Cage; and Chapter 24, Discoveries Summary & Analysis

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Mary Shelley writes a letter to her father to tell him that Stephen has died and that she's learning about shell shock which she may be able to help people manage someday. Mary Shelley then reads the first letter Stephen had sent her after he moved from Portland to Coronado. Mary Shelley brings a dining room chair to her room so she can try to sleep sitting up so Stephen can't overwhelm her like he does when she is in bed. Mary Shelley falls asleep and dreams of a sound like a gunshot and sees streaks of red splatter a milky sky. She suddenly wakes with a start and senses that Stephen has grabbed her around the waist and buried his face in her stomach. Mary Shelley assures him that he is safe with her...

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