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The Emperor's Children - Chapter 45, Murray Thwaite: A Portrait, by Frederick Tubb, Chapter 46, The Cuckoo in the Nest Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 45, Murray Thwaite: A Portrait, by Frederick Tubb, Chapter 46, The Cuckoo in the Nest Summary

Bootie is becoming consumed with reading Murray's manuscript, then working on his own expose of Murray. He thinks about how much he loves Marina, and how he believes if Marina reads his expose, she will fall in love with him. Bootie prepares three copies of the expose: red for Marina, navy for Judy, and black for Murray. When Judy receives hers, she calls Bootie and asks him if he is going crazy.

For the first time, Bootie is realizing that Murray's reaction might not be "entirely fine" as he has reassured his mother. Marina calls Bootie and totally surprises him by being upset by the content of the expose. She does, however, tell him that Ludo is...

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