Lost in the City: Stories - The Girl Who Raised Pigeons Summary & Analysis

Edward P. Jones
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The Girl Who Raised Pigeons Summary

Robert Morgan and Clara date and become engaged. One of the first people they tell of their engagement is Jenny Creed, a lifelong friend of Clara. After they marry, Robert and Clara move into an apartment in Jenny and Walter Creed's house. Soon enough the couple delivers a baby girl, Betsy Ann Morgan. When Betsy Ann is only a few weeks old, however, Clara dies of a wasting disease. For several weeks Robert's family cares for the infant but they soon return to their own demands and lives. Robert despairs of raising an infant alone since he is still a teenager but Jenny convinces him that he can do it with the help of the neighbors. Over the next years, Robert raises Betsy Ann and becomes something of a minor neighborhood hero.

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