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Pao Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 10, Chapters 39, 40, 41 and 42 Summary

Kerry Young
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Part 10, Chapters 39, 40, 41 and 42 Summary

"Desolate Ground"

When Cicely Wong takes ill, Pao visits her and is both surprised and shocked when she confesses that her oldest child, Stanley, was fathered by her own father, whom she calls Mr. Johnson. She tells him how her father hired Henry to be a house servant and later, when the pregnancy was discovered, he arranged for Henry to marry Cicely, who was happy to marry such a kind man, even though he had a long time mistress. After her death and funeral, Daphne tells Pao that Cicely left him all her business assets, and left her the house and her belongings. She tells him she needs help selling the house and converting the proceeds into British currency, since she wants to go live with Fay. Pao helps her out, asking to be remembered to Fay. Later, Ethyl tells him about the...

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