My Family and Other Animals - Part II: Chapter 12, The Woodcock Winter Summary & Analysis

Gerald Durrell
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Part II: Chapter 12, The Woodcock Winter Summary and Analysis

Mrs. Durrell discovers to her dismay that Margo and Peter have become too close. Larry and Leslie each have their own solution to the problem, which for Leslie is shooting the young suitor. Mrs. Durrell, receiving nothing in the form of good advice from her sons, eventually fires Peter who leaves in a hurry. Gerald is happy to see his tutor go, no matter the reason, but Margo is dramatically broken-hearted and roams the house in her most flowing garments sobbing. The family joins Margo's drama, as Leslie struts around the house threatening to kill Peter if he returns, Larry lectures on love, and Spiro cries with Margo, while he posts his people at the docks to prevent Peter's entry. As the drama of the situation begins to ebb, Margo receives...

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