The Children of Men - Book One, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Book One, Chapter 3 Summary

In this diary entry, Theo describes his love for Woolcombe. He is not sure that Xan ever felt that way about his home.

Theo literally grew up at Woolcombe, as he spent every summer through to college there. He always stayed in the same bedroom, right next to Xan's. He can imagine a succession of himself through the years pushing open the door and entering the room with Lyppiatt family quilts and a four-poster bed.

The Baronet bought Theo a bicycle so the boys could ride together. Theo says it was kind, but unnecessary, as he could have brought his own. Xan tells him that he doesn't have to ride it if he does not want to. He says nothing is compulsory at Woolcombe, except for unhappiness. Theo could never imagine anyone being unhappy at Woolcombe.

In later years...

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