The House Next Door - Part Three: The Greenes, Chapters 20 and 21 Summary & Analysis

Anne Rivers Siddons
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Part Three: The Greenes, Chapters 20 and 21 Summary

A week after Christmas, the Kennedys receive an engraved invitation to a Twelfth Night celebration at the Greenes' home. The night of the party, even Norman puts on a joyful face. He seems especially proud of the eggnog he has made from Colquitt's grandmother's recipe. The evening's troubles start when Susan asks Norman to help her with a second batch of this eggnog. As they head toward the kitchen, the lights in the house flicker, then go out. Norman is angry because he had asked Susan to have the problem with the lights checked on, but she forgot to do so. Susan tries to soothe Norman by telling him they don't need the electricity, but Norman insists they need the blender for the eggnog. Norman checks the fuse box, then demands Susan call...

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