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The Mound Builders Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1 Part 3 Summary

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Act 1 Part 3 Summary

The next evening, Cynthia and Kirsten are again coming downstairs as Chad opens the door to let in August, who's carrying Delia, his sister. As August puts her down on the couch, Delia says she's not going to stay and will check herself into a state hospital. She then explains that a chain of events she doesn't completely recall lead her from various exotic locations in Africa to Cleveland, where she collapsed. Dan and Jean come in, August and Delia argue about whether Delia's going to take her medication, Chad hints that Delia's going to be difficult to live with, and August asks him to leave. As he goes, August introduces Dan and Jean to Delia, and the conversation reveals that Delia is, or at least was, a well-known author.

As Cynthia opens wine, Delia comments that this is just the kind of academic situation...

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