Orphan Train - Pages 51-104 Summary & Analysis

Christina Baker Kline
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On Molly's first official day of work, housekeeper Terry leads her up to the attic, which is large and full of furniture, clothes, and boxes full of documents and keepsakes. Molly tries to look on the bright side, but her pessimism and outspoken nature cause her to bite her tongue a couple of times. With Vivian looking over her shoulder, Molly opens a box labeled “1929-1930”. This leads to another shift in the narrative, as the reader is taken back to 1929 and Vivian's continuation of her life story.

On the orphan train, with the children about to be presented to prospective parents, Mrs. Scatcherd prepares them to look and act their best. Dutchy says he wants to find Vivian again after they've been placed with parents, leading them into a conversation about whether they believe in fate. Vivian says she does. Shortly afterwards...

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