The Little Stranger - Chapters 3 - 4 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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In Chapter 3, Mrs. Ayers arranged to throw a welcoming party for the new family at Standish. Because she did not have enough ration points for a supper, Mrs. Ayers decided on a drinks-only social for about ten people. Faraday was invited as well. Betty, Mrs. Bazeley and Caroline spent the weeks scrubbing and polishing to get ready for the affair.

When Faraday arrived in his patched evening wear he found that both Caroline and Mrs. Ayers were wearing old-fashioned floor length evening gowns. Caroline was even wearing makeup. Roderick, however, had gotten tied up in some farm work and had not shown up when the guests began to arrive. The area residents came first with the Baker-Hydes arriving last. They were dressed very casually and had with them their daughter, Gillian, who made a show of pretending to be afraid of Gyp. Mrs...

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