The Human Comedy - Chapters 37 through 39 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 37 through 39 Summary

In "Ithaca, My Ithaca", nine passengers get off an arriving train. Two soldiers head into town, celebrating being back at home in Ithaca. A third soldier, limping heavily, moves away more slowly. The first two soldiers rush to their homes, and a celebration of their arrival begins. It's interrupted momentarily by the discovery that the soldiers are at each other's homes and kissing each other's mothers, but soon resumes.

In "Love is Immortal, Hate Dies Every Minute", as Homer, Ulysses, Mrs. Macauley, Bess and Mary are out for a walk, they find Lionel, who has been dismissed from Enoch's games with Auggie and the others. As they walk together, they find what Homer insists is a lucky penny, and which he tells Ulysses to pick up. As they pass the telegraph office, Homer notices that Grogan is there, and goes in...

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