Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

Awaking early the next morning, Julian goes downstairs only to be met by Edith, who makes several comments about him rushing out to walk on his own. Julian denies that such is his intention. Edith, who has been rising very early every morning to watch out for Julian, tells him that she just wants to make sure that he is over the terrible despair that he experienced when he first came to the Boston of this century and walked the streets on his own. In an emotional admission, Julian claims that she is an angel who saved his reason and mental stability, something he values almost more than life itself. Edith blushes and tells him that she doesn't know how she would have handled it if she were faced with the same circumstances that he is. She points out that his situation is much stranger than theirs...

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