The Orphan's Tale: A Novel - Chapter 13 – Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 13, Astrid takes to the trapeze early in the morning to practice and for the rush of the excitement. It also helps to clear her mind of everything running through it, such as Erich, and such as Noa’s act the evening before. Suddenly, Astrid feels sick. She makes it down just in time to throw up. She panics that she might be experiencing morning sickness from pregnancy. Astrid thinks that if this is true, she will not have an abortion. Peter then comes to see Astrid to bring her to show her the new oak chest he has purchased, which has enough room for someone to hide inside. Knowing her pregnancy could complicate hiding, Astrid confesses her situation to Peter. Peter is stunned. He explains more about his past –that his daughter was killed by the Spanish flu and his wife...

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