The House in Paris - Part 1 - The Present - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 - The Present - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary

Chapter 3 - Miss Fisher takes Henrietta upstairs to meet her mother, Madame Fisher. Left alone, Leopold notices that Miss Fisher left her handbag behind. He looks through it in the hopes of finding letters about him and discovers an envelope, addressed with what he believes to be his mother's handwriting. He looks inside but feels frustrated when he finds it's empty. He also discovers a letter written by one of his aunts to Miss Fisher, in which the aunt makes clear, over-protective and specific requests for Leopold's care (the aunt asks, for example, that Miss Fisher inquire about Leopold's bowels, "as the effects of a journey are so binding and his digestion easily gets upset"). The letter also hints at a close relationship between Miss Fisher and Leopold's father. Embarrassed by...

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