The Gate of Angels - Part 2, Section 11 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Section 11 Summary

On January 16, 1912, James Elder throws himself into the Thames. Despite the fog, he is noticed by a ship's captain, who holds his head above water until someone rescues him. He is first taken to the police station and later transferred to Blackfriars Hospital. The other nurse on the night shift warns Daisy of "number 23" (swallowing Thames water often led to typhoid although it took days to tell). James Elder becomes semiconscious and cries out for a woman named "Flo." Daisy insists she is not Flo, but James Elder wants her to hold his hand. He says he does not want to call her "nurse" but "miss"--and that he has no family and no money. He is afraid that Flo will read about his attempted suicide in the newspaper and insists on Daisy fetching him one. A constable comes by the next day--suicide is a...

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