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Orpheus Descending Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 3, Scene 3, Part 2 Summary

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Act 3, Scene 3, Part 2 Summary

Val asks whether what the Nurse said is true. Lady tells him to leave; it's dangerous for him to be there. She offers him his pay, reveals that the Nurse told the truth, and tells a long story comparing her experience of discovering that she's capable of bearing new life to the discovery that a barren tree in the vineyard could bear fruit. She recalls how she festooned that tree with Christmas decorations, and then deliriously calls for Val to get out the Christmas boxes again. She runs upstairs, shouting that she's won over Death, then suddenly turns and runs back down, having come face to face with Jabe. She runs to protect Val as Jabe fires the gun in his hand. Lady is hit twice. As Lady falls into Val's arms, Jabe comes downstairs and goes out the door, shouting that Val...

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