The House Next Door - Part Two: The Sheehans, Chapters 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

Anne Rivers Siddons
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Part Two: The Sheehans, Chapters 11 and 12 Summary

After Anita and Buck leave, those remaining at the Kennedys discuss Anita's condition and the house. Although Claire blames the house for what has happened, Colquitt insists that she does not. The group waits for some word from Virginia about what is happening at the Sheehans. When word does not come, Claire and Charles go to their respective homes. The next day Virginia calls and invites Colquitt and Roger over. Claire and Roger are present at the meeting also. Virginia tells them that Anita's sickness had been caused by emotional distress. She had been in a catatonic state triggered by the death of her son. Doctors had called it a miracle when Anita began to recover from her catatonic state.

Virginia indicates that although Anita's catatonia was caused by the death of the...

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