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The Elegance of the Hedgehog Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Camellias: Chapters 11-18, Journal of the Movement of the World No. 3 and Profound Thoughts Nos. 6-8 Summary

Muriel Barbery
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Part 1, Camellias: Chapters 11-18, Journal of the Movement of the World No. 3 and Profound Thoughts Nos. 6-8 Summary

In Chapter 11, Manuela comes early for tea because of Maître Arthens' condition. Manuela tells Renee how she saw Arthens daughter on the stairs. This causes Renee to remember Arthens son, a spoiled young man who had a problem with drugs. Renee remembers how he asked her once the name of the flowers she had planted outside the building. Renee recalls how he asked about the flowers and she told him they were called camellias.

In Profound Thought No. 6, Paloma thinks Maître Arthens is a bad man and finds it interesting that news of his death has caused such excitement throughout the building. Paloma also begins to drink tea in the morning, finding it...

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