Staying On - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

As this chapter begins, Lucy is searching for an old photo that Sarah Layton has mentioned, which shows Sarah and her current husband along with other family members and the Smalleys while they were all in Pankot. Upon finding the photo, Lucy launches into an extended imaginary dialogue between herself and the young David Turner, who has not yet arrived. She snaps at Ibrahim when he asks about plans for the day and then returns to her dialogue.

Lucy rambles on about Professor Perron and how they had wondered if he was interested in Susan, the younger sister, or Sarah Layton. She reveals old stories of their mother drinking and Susan stealing her sister's beaus. She talks about how Sarah and Tusker got on well when they worked together and that perhaps they were both laughing at the British world in India. She...

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