The Great Fire - Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary

Aldred has acknowledged to himself his love for Helen, and they begin to go out together, in secret. Aldred tells Helen of his injuries, and of how he came to receive the Military Medal. Tad sends news of his travels. Benedict's condition grows worse, to the point that he is no longer physically capable of providing for himself. His mental capacities, however, seem to be increasing in proportion to his physical demise. Aldred and Helen spend time speaking with and reading to Benedict. He is aware of Aldred and Helen's relationship and is accepting; Barry and Melba Driscoll do not appear to be aware of the situation. Aldred knows that, because of his age and the fact that he had witnessed Barry Driscoll's loss of composure with his servant, Helen's parents would not welcome his attention toward Helen. Aldred continues to...

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