The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood - Chapters Twenty-One through Thirty Summary & Analysis

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Chapters Twenty-One through Thirty Summary and Analysis

In chapter twenty-one, Alec takes on a pupil, Edward Rivett, and a great many of Mr. Roos' cattle are stolen. In chapter twenty-two, the rains arrive as does Mr. Nimmo. Tilly returns but the Palmers remain behind, Hereward having had an accident. When they return, Lettice says that she is torn about Ian and that she has to make some decision. Lettice asks Tilly what she would do in that situation and predicts that Tilly would "do her duty." Tilly objects, saying that she would actually do whatever makes her happy and then would be happy. Tilly does warn Lettice that she is going to be giving up the life of luxury that she has with Hereward. She says that a person who lives in luxury tends to believe that she does not need it...

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