The Nice and the Good - Chapter 31 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 31 Summary

Pierce announces that there will be a happening. It is after Saturday lunch and the household is sitting around talking. Mary and Ducane ask about this happening but Pierce is vague. Barbara declares that he is boring and leaves to play with the twins. Mary and Ducane leave a few minutes later for the kitchen. He asks Mary if he can help but she declines. She places a white cloth on a basket of raspberries and they begin walking up to Willy's.

Ducane agrees to talk to Pierce and Paula about what is troubling each of them. He thinks that the effect of Jessica's letter was to draw Kate and Octavian closer together. He now feels a sexual jealousy of Octavian. Kate has avoided being alone with Ducane since the letter. He has been trying to get in touch with Jessica but she is avoiding him too...

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