The News from Paraguay - Chapter 18: Paris Summary & Analysis

Lily Tuck
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Chapter 18: Paris Summary

Ella arrives in France with the children. Shortly thereafter, she leaves for England, just before the Franco-Prussian war. Ella uses the money she has to pay for lodgings and school for her boys, except Pancho, who was killed during their flight from Paraguay. An officer stopped the carriage, and Pancho shot him and then was lanced to death. The troops then forced Ella back to the Aquidaban, where she saw Franco's body in the mud. She and Rosaria dragged him onto dry land, and they covered him with earth.

Dr. Stewart is living in Scotland, but he refuses to return the money Ella has given him. She takes him to court and eventually wins, but Stewart declares bankruptcy before she can receive any money. She sells most of her belongings to keep up her lifestyle. When the war ends in France, she returns. On the...

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