Joy in the Morning - Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9-10 Summary

After meeting Bev Karter, Annie describes the art inside the woman's house for Carl. She then describes a male friend of Bev Karter's but seems innocent as to the true nature of the relationship. Carl fears the truth and feels frustrated at the need for more money.

One night at Bev Karter's house while putting her daughter to bed, Annie overhears a conversation between Bev and her male friend about the man's wife. Annie finally realizes that Bev Karter is the man's well-paid mistress. This news morally offends Annie to the point that she immediately quits and goes home. At home, Annie confesses the awful truth to Carl and worries she will go to jail for being part of such a deal. Carl assures Annie that she will not get into such trouble. Annie thinks back to the streetwalker she knew...

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