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The Optimist's Daughter Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Chapter 2 Summary

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Part 2, Chapter 2 Summary

At seven o'clock the next morning, Laurel went downstairs to see Missouri standing in her coat and hat right in the middle of the kitchen. She could not believe that the judge was dead. She washed her hands and put on a fresh apron just as she did when she had worked for Laurel's mother. She told Laurel that the judge always wanted Fay to have her breakfast in bed. That suited Laurel just fine; that way Missouri could have the job of waking her up.

Soon after, Miss Adele knocked on the back door holding a handful of daffodils. The house had been filled with funeral arrangements so they decided that her father's desk was the appropriate place for these. Missouri was unable to rouse Fay so the task fell to Laurel. She knocked and let herself into the room and came across a...

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