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Section 6, Devotees in the Garden of Love Summary

NB Lily and George speak in the author's revised language, while Madame Odelia Pandahr speaks in more formal language.

"A" The elderly Lily uses a pair of binoculars to watch a conflict down below while her daughter George practices her French. Conversation reveals that George went to a finishing school run by Madame Odelia Pandahr, whose guidance about marriage and relationships George refers to repeatedly as she discusses her forthcoming marriage. She refers to how her relationship is built on "devotion" and later brings out her hope chest (see "Objects/Places") for Lily's inspection. Lily recalls her "old ways" of having relationships and marriages, while George refers again and again to what Madame Odelia Pandahr has told her about behavior and what to expect from a marriage.

"B" In the style of a television sports...

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