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Laura Chase

Sister of Iris, Laura Chase is killed when she drives her sister's car over an embankment. It catches fire and she is killed instantly. However, the entire story centers on Laura, her relationships and her eccentricities. She is literal as a child and an adult, very speculative about God and His doings, and frequently calls His work into question, which gets her into trouble more than once.

Laura loses her mother at the age of six and she is reared by Iris and the nanny/maid, Reenie. While she may not be well schooled, she is well educated and sophisticated in a way that appears to be improbable, judging her apparent lack of exposure to the outside world. While she is growing up (after the death of her mother), neither she nor Iris are permitted off the grounds of Avilion, the Chase family estate.

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