Staying On - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

As Lucy walks home, she begins to regret inviting Susy. Susy is of mixed white and Indian blood (Eurasian) and Lucy has never socialized with Eurasians. While she does not think of herself as prejudiced, she has very specific ideas on the role people of different races should fill, and Eurasians are middle class workers. At the same time, she realizes that Susy is her oldest acquaintance in India.

Lucy used to go to Susy's mother, Mrs. Williams, to get her hair done when Susy was just a small child. Susy learned her trade from her mother and when Lucy and Tusker returned to Pankot, Mrs. Williams had been dead for several years and Susy started doing Lucy's hair. They both enjoyed movies and talking about the old times. Susy came to The Lodge to do Lucy's hair, as Lucy was not comfortable...

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