Laughter in the Dark - Chapters 19-21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 19-21 Summary

Worrying that Irma will see her father and wondering about Margot's companion, Paul is glad to head home. Seemingly telepathic since Albert's departure, Elisabeth senses something bad. In the morning, Irma is running a fever and hallucinating. Dr. Lampert examines her, and writes prescriptions. Influenza is going around Berlin. Irma is better next morning, but Paul and her nurse are sick. Irma sleeps, but a dream and thirst wake her. She hears from the street her father's four-note whistle and looks outside. Disappointed and freezing, she goes back to bed to dream of playing hockey with father. In the morning her temperature is 104 degrees. Elisabeth is tormented. Lampert visits again and, stopping next to treat Margot, decides against telling Albert that his daughter has pneumonia.

When Lampert leaves, Axel resumes sketching Margot. They talk about running away together. Margot wants to wait until she and...

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