Light a Penny Candle - Part 3, 1954-1956, Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, 1954-1956, Chapter 16 Summary

Everyone waits for Johnny's reaction to the engagement. Elizabeth's father worries only how he will live, never saying that he will miss her. She tells Henry the full truth and he admits to one affair, with Simon's sister, Barbara. When Elizabeth breaks the news to Johnny, he declares this ridiculous and resents her going behind his back. She resents being considered Johnny's property and reminds him that he has many lovers. Johnny eventually wishes her happiness but warns that she is making a mistake. Simon throws them a party. When Henry invites her to spend the night, she feels safe, happy, and loved.

Aisling writes about working at O'Connor's and never having sex. It will take a star over Kilgarret for her to have a child. Eileen is not well, will not admit it, and will not see a...

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