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The Nice and the Good Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 27 Summary

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Chapter 27 Summary

Jessica writes three letters to Ducane and tries to decide which one to send him. She doesn't know how much he knows about what happened between her and Willy. Therefore, she doesn't know if she should pretend that nothing happened or apologize. Willy had said that he wouldn't tell Ducane, but could she trust him? She thinks about Ducane,

"John did not really know his own heart. He was a hopeless Puritan who could not have a love affair without feeling guilty. He had broken things off because he was too guilty to be happy. But he was gradually discovering that without Jessica his life was empty. He had made conscientious efforts to reduce their love into a friendship, but he could not stop thinking about her. One day he would realize that he could not cease to love her; and then the idea would come to...

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