The Nice and the Good - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Kate and Ducane are floating on a coracle, after swimming. Nearby on the beach, the twins are examining stones, Theo is sitting beside Pierce's clothes and Pierce is lying half in and half out of the water. Paula and Octavian are walking along the beach.

Kate suggests that everyone is slightly afraid of Ducane, and Ducane is secretly pleased. She tells him that his company makes her very happy. They sit very close together, almost touching. Kate looks Ducane over and thinks how wonderful it is to fall in love with old friends, even if she is exactly not in love, just in the excitement of love with the condition of safety. Ducane reaches over and puts his hand on her knee.

The boat suddenly moves and Ducane removes his hand. Coming up unnoticed, Pierce is towing the boat behind him. Ducane is irritated, but hopes Pierce...

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