Iza's Ballad - Part I: Earth, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Magda Szabo
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Ettie pretends to be asleep until Iza takes a sleeping pill and goes to sleep herself, then gets up and goes into the room next door. She has decided to go through Vince's writing desk to ensure that he has not kept any secrets in there that Iza should not see. She finds locks of Endrus and Iza's hair, the ribbon she wore the first time they met, a letter from A. P. Weisz, the Jewish man they sheltered during World War II, certificates, books, papers and flotsam and jetsam of their life together, but nothing unexpected. Looking through the drawers brings back memories of difficult times - the loss of her son, her aunt's judgment and disapproval of her marriage, Vince's early life and employment dispute. The sun is coming up by the time she has finished and she returns...

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