The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Upon arriving in France, Jackson quickly falls in love with the country. As the millionaire’s valet, the narrator is very well paid for doing very little. One of the things he does is play piano for the man, sometimes for hours on end, like he did back in New York. He is also given an entirely new wardrobe at the millionaire’s expense. Other than short excursions to neighboring countries, the two men stay in Paris for nearly a year and a half.

One night, while at the Opera, he sits next to a girl he finds incredibly beautiful. During intermission, he observes her and listens to her talk to her parents. When he gets a chance to look at her parents, he discovers her father is also his father. The young woman he is so attracted to is his half-sister. Despite his...

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