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The Ballad of the Sad Café Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Sojourner Summary

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The Sojourner Summary

John Ferris is in a New York hotel, midway between Paris (his recent home) and Georgia, where he had just attended the funeral of his father, Papa Ferris. The occasion prompts John to think about mortality and the passage of time. His address book, filled with acquaintances of the past, force him to muse about the fates of each of the people in the address entries and what's become of them. Suddenly, his past visits him quite literally as he sees his ex-wife, Elizabeth, pass his window and walk down the street. After their divorce she had remarried a man in New York.

John rushes outside to greet Elizabeth, but finds he doesn't have the courage to approach her, and he watches her go on. Back in his room, John decides to call Elizabeth. After initially not recognizing him, Elizabeth seems happy he's called. She...

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