The Great Fire - Part 2, Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 11 Summary

Aldred travels again to Japan. He sits aboard the ship bound for Kure and contemplates Helen and the impossibility of their relationship. In Kure, Helen prepares in anticipation for Aldred's return. He arrives in time for dinner, amidst the thunder and lightning of a storm. Seeing Helen, Aldred forgets the impossibility of their relationship for the improbability that is his love for her. He suggests a later meeting with Helen and Benedict.

Aldred meets Thaddeus "Tad" Hill. Likeable and closer to Helen's age, Tad is an American soldier from Washington and Aldred's competition for Helen's favor. While spending time with Helen, Tad sees her with Aldred and realizes that she cares for Aldred rather than himself. Aldred and Tad discuss the situation with Helen, and they also discuss Benedict's impending fate. Tad gives up his desire for a personal relationship with...

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