On the Beach - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Peter brings the pills and playpen home to Mary. She loves the playpen. Peter makes Mary discuss what she will have to do if he is not at home at the end. He tells her there is some risk with his voyage, the minefields, and he might not get back home. He wants to make sure she will know what to do if he is not there. He explains about the effects of the radiation sickness and the pills. She is confused about why it may be needed; still not believing it will really come to this. He tells her every living thing will get it - he will, she will, Jennifer will get it and die a very uncomfortable death. He tells her she has to be brave and think of what is best for Jennifer. Mary completely rebels at the idea...

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