Other Voices, Other Rooms - Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary

The next morning Joel awakens in a big four-poster bed and senses that someone else is in the room with him. Joel hears the sound of bird wings and a woman's dress moving about, and peers from under the covers to see a woman chasing a blue jay trapped in the room. Watching the woman shaking a fireplace poker toward the frantic bird, Joel assumes that the woman must be Miss Amy, his father's wife.

Joel barely recalls Miss Amy's leading him to his bedroom the night before through a maze of hallways and rooms of the big house. Joel now notices that Miss Amy is a slight, dowdy woman dressed in a pale grey dress and with one hand gloved in the same pale grey. Eventually Miss Amy traps the bird and tiptoes out of Joel's room.

Joel's suitcase is...

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