The Fifth Child - Part 4, p. 76 - 96 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, p. 76 - 96 Summary

For a while, the home of the Lovatt family is much happier and more peaceful than it has been since Ben was born (see "Quotes", p. 77). It isn't long, however, before Harriet becomes intensely curious about what the institution where Ben is is like. After a long drive north in cold, rainy weather, Harriet arrives at the institution (see "Objects/Places") and is eventually allowed inside. While the attendants are going off to prepare Ben, Harriet finds her way into a ward lined with beds, each of which is filled by "monsters" (see "Quotes", p. 81). Eventually, she tracks down the two attendants and Ben, and is shocked to see her son wrapped in a straitjacket, covered in excrement, and heavily drugged. After watching him being forced through a bath, Harriet announces her decision to take him home. The attendants...

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