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The Fortunes - Part 4: Pearl - Disorientation: Pages 245 - 264 Summary & Analysis

Peter Ho Davies
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When John wakes up, Nola is agonizing about what she should wear the day she would meet her new baby. The group has a nervous breakfast and then gathers in the room where the adoption will take place. As Napoleon matches each baby with their parents, John and Nola look on. Napoleon goes through the list and finds John and Nola. She tells them that their baby, Mei Mei, is sick with a fever and that she will phone around to find out more information. John tries to comfort Nola and act like everything is all right, but he wonders to himself how sick the baby really could be given that the other babies are coughing or fussing. The other couples file out, giving John and Nola looks of pity. John and Nola are alone with Napoleon, who makes...

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