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The Emperor's Children - Chapter 5, Poetry Makes Nothing Happen, Chapter 6, The Pope is Sick, Chapter 7, Introducing Murray Thwaite, by Roanne Levine (newspaper staff) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Poetry Makes Nothing Happen, Chapter 6, The Pope is Sick, Chapter 7, Introducing Murray Thwaite, by Roanne Levine (newspaper staff) Summary

Murray is lecturing at a seminar at an unnamed university, and afterwards, he joins a colleague at the local tavern for a drink. They are approached by a journalism student who wishes an interview with Murray. The student, Roanne Levine, subsequently writes a glowing review about his lecture and about the man himself. Murray goes home to find his daughter has returned from Stockbridge, and that the family's aging pet cat has vomited all along the hallway. He does nothing to clean up the vomit; believing his wife or the maid can take care of that.

Danielle returns from Sydney, and Marina has asked her to come...

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