The Great Fire - Part 2, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 6 Summary

Benedict tells Aldred about the time he and his sister had journeyed to China. He also recalls a time in Marseilles, when Helen had contrived to journey to a remote location without escort, and without apology or permission. Benedict's recollection reminds Aldred of Helen's youth. He also realizes that although the elder Driscolls demonstrate a lack of interest in their children, Barry and Melba have exposed Benedict and Helen to the world. Aldred writes down his experiences and feelings in his journal.

Later, he is contacted by Aurora Searle, who is the mother of a dead friend and had been his own past liaison. Aldred remembers his first meeting with Aurora, the couple's past affair, their continued friendship, and Aurora's on-going liaison with his father, Oliver Leith.

Part 2, Chapter 6 Analysis

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