Leaving Time - Part 1: Chapter 9; Jenna Summary & Analysis

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Jenna remembers a conversation between her mother and father that was so important to her mother that she had recorded it in her journal. Alice lies with her head in his lap as they talk about monogamy in the animal world. At the end of their conversation, he gives her a pebble, telling her that a penguin would give a pebble to another penguin whom he felt was his perfect mate.

As Jenna thinks about her attempts to piece together the information she has compiled about her mother, she thinks the best way to ensure that Virgil will go through with his promise to help her is to make sure he remembers his promise by getting him sober. At a diner, the waitress walks past Jenna and Virgil when Jenna tries to get her attention. She tells Virgil that is what it...

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