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The Cider House Rules - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 3. Dr. Larch makes it Homer's responsibility to read to the orphans for 20 minutes each night. The first book Homer reads to the boys is David Copperfield. By the time Homer Wells is 15, Dr. Larch assigns him to read to the girls at the orphanage, as well. Dr. Larch chooses Jane Eyre, so that the girls can hear stories about girl orphans.

One night, when Homer sneaks into the baby room, he finds one of the expectant mothers standing there. Homer escorts the mother back to the mother's room. The mother asks him to sleep with his hand and ear on her belly because a baby should not be born without someone who wants to do that. Homer complies. The mother gives birth to a baby girl the next morning, but Homer doesn't know which one she is at the orphanage...

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