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Narcissus and Goldmund Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 9 and 10 Summary

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Chapters 9 and 10 Summary

As Goldmund walks, trying to accustom himself again to the hardships of vagrancy and thinking tenderly of Lydia despite her betrayal, he is approached on horseback by Hans, a groom from the castle. Hans gives him a package from Lydia. Goldmund asks for a crust of bread, which he receives, and wants Hans's hunting knife, but is gently rebuffed. Hans rides away, and Goldmund opens the package, which contains a woolen vest knitted by Lydia, a ham, and a gold coin, but no note. Wearing the warm vest, he spends the night in a barn. In another village the next night, he helps a peasant woman give birth, and is amazed to see that the expression on her face while she screams in pain is similar to the expressions he has seen on women while making love to them. He is astonished by the thought...

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