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Tales of the South Pacific Chapter Summary & Analysis - pp. 118-143, Our Heroine Summary

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pp. 118-143, Our Heroine Summary

Nurse Nellie Forbush receives in the mail a hometown newspaper story calling her "Our Heroine." Security is stepped up after a rape attempt against a woman with her boyfriend in a jeep. When Bill Harbison's plane disappears, Nellie sees how precarious life is, though a week later Bill is rescued. Nellie is happy when Dinah arranges for her to fly north to the new hospital where Dinah meets her. A dinner is given for the nurses and doctors on a French plantation, and Nellie meets Emile De Becque. Emile De Becque is in his mid forties and is known as reliable follower of DeGaulle. Then, Emile gives a dinner at his plantation that is superb. Emile takes Nellie aside and invites her to come back to his plantation for a visit.

When Nellie returns, Emile brings her to a small pavilion...

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