The Luminaries: A Novel - Part I Conjunctions and Mercury in Sagittarius Summary & Analysis

Eleanor Catton
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Reverend Devlin leaves the dining room of the Palace Hotel and takes a walk along the beach and up to the terrace of Seaview. He comes upon Tauwhare. Devlin is curious as to why Lauderback thought Wells and Carver were brothers. He asks Tauwhare if he knew anything about the unfinished business between Wells and Carver. Tauwhare is deeply ashamed that he betrayed his friend for money. He saw Carver go to Crosbie’s cottage and thought only that it was the reunion of two friends. When Crosbie was dead the next morning, it was plausible to suspect that Carver had something to do with the laudanum left in the cottage. He knows nothing about them being brothers. Crosbie never mentioned Carver. The two men visit Crosbie Wells’ grave together.

Frost goes to see Lowenthal. He tells him...

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