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One night, of Mrs. Morel's doctors informs Paul that Baxter Dawes is in the hospital in Sheffield and Paul visits the man several times over the course of the next few months. Neither man mentions Clara's name and the two men strike up an unlikely friendship. Paul mentions his hospital visits to Clara, who seems moved by the news of her husband's illness.

Paul sinks into his own thoughts of his mother's terminal illness and essentially drives Clara away by his dark moods.

When Mrs. Morel first returns home she is able to sit in the garden or by the fireside but now is too weak to move from her bed. Paul moves his painting supplies into her room and works there at night as she sleeps. On the rare days that Mrs. Morel feels like talking, she and Paul discuss all the trivial details...

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