The Great Fire - Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary

Aldred rises early. In his examination of his surroundings in Kure, he views Helen through a window, asleep in her room. Continuing on his exploration, he discovers the servant whom Barry had chastised; he is dead of suicide. After reporting the incident, Aldred returns to his room, where Helen joins him to commiserate on the servant's death. She invites him to dine with her and Benedict, and as Aldred eats with the Driscoll siblings, he becomes enchanted with them. Later that day, he writes out his statement on the morning's events and begins contemplating his friendship with another gentleman, Peter Exley. Peter, an Australian on loan to the British Army, is in China. Aldred writes to Exley of his intention to travel to Hong Kong to visit with him. This chapter also includes notebook entries in which Aldred speaks of Benedict...

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