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Lie Down in Darkness Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 Summary

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Chapter 3 Summary

Dolly Bonner senses that Milton Lofis is no longer in love with her. She comes to the realization that Milton's choice to have her accompany him to the train station is simply the result of Helen's refusal to do so. Riding in the limousine, Dolly admits to herself that she never cared much for Peyton, who would only ever refer to Dolly as her father's mistress. At this point in the narrative, it is revealed that Milton and Helen are divorcing, following a two-year separation. Her own sense of guilt only serves to compound Dolly's ill-will toward the younger woman. Furthermore, Dolly had always been slightly jealous of Milton's relationship with his daughter. She perceived Peyton as spoiled and manipulative. The couple's affair had gone on for so long that it had become common knowledge; no one was surprised to see them out in public together. Milton...

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Lie Down in Darkness from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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