The Optimist's Daughter - Part 2, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 3 Summary

When the two fat women and the skinny man approach the house, no one knows who they are. They entered saying that the house looked like it would be big enough to be holding a big important funeral. When they asked to see Fay, it all fell into place. These were Fay's people. They had driven eight hours from Texas to see her in her hour of need. Laurel heard herself being introduced by one of these strangers to the other as the judge's daughter.

The people in the Texas crew were Mrs. Chisom, Fay's mother; Sis, her sister; Bubba, her brother; and some others who had chosen not to come into the house. Apparently, it had been Major Bullock who had contacted them to come. He had just forgotten to tell anyone else that he had done so. Mrs. Chisom...

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