Pearl in the Mist - Chapters 10 & 11: Orphaned Again &The Gloves Are Off Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 10 & 11: Orphaned Again &The Gloves Are Off Summary

Ruby and Gisselle travel back to New Orleans for their father's funeral. Ruby is utterly devastated to lose her father so soon after forging their relationship, while Gisselle is more concerned with how Daphne with tighten the reins on their lives. She blames their father for not taking better care of himself. Ruby naively thinks Mr. Dumas's death will change Daphne's perspective and make her appreciate the twins more. But their reunion with Daphne is none too familial, nor do they share the bond of mutual grief. Daphne wastes no time laying down the new rules: she will not spoil or indulge the twins as Mr. Dumas did. She threatens to disinherit them if they do not behave properly, presenting a "good face" to the greater community, during the wake and...

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