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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 2, Cuckolding Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 2, Cuckolding Summary

Holmes' building was unofficially nicknamed "the castle" by residence of the area.

Ned's sister, Gertrude, began to act strangely and wanted to return home to her family. Ned realized something must have happened, because when Holmes would enter the room, Gertrude would become uneasy. When he asked Gertrude, she refused to say what had happened and with whom. Gertrude did return home, but shortly after returning, fell ill and died.

Ned's marriage had never been an easy marriage. He and his wife, Julia, had separated and then reconciled. Now his marriage was even worse than before, and it seemed that it was again on the verge of ending.

Holmes offered to sell the pharmacy to Ned, to take care of all the legalities and offered a payment plan for the purchase. Ned agreed naively. He hoped this would ease some of...

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