The Fifth Child - Part 5, p. 96 - 120 Summary & Analysis

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Part 5, p. 96 - 120 Summary

When Luke and Helen are thirteen and eleven respectively, they ask to go to boarding school because they don't like Ben (as Luke says). Harriet and David protest, because it goes against everything they want for their family, but since the fees are being paid by James and by Molly, the arrangements are made. Paul, meanwhile, is constantly fearful of Ben and in a state of needy upset - everyone knows, narration comments, that Harriet was too busy taking care of Ben to be a good mother to her other son. Meanwhile, Harriet takes Ben to the doctor, saying she wants confirmation that Ben is not entirely human - that he is some kind of throwback to something that existed before humans did. The doctor, of course, doesn't agree, and Harriet and Ben go home. Shortly afterwards, Ben is...

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