The Painted Veil - Study Guide Chapters 40 through 48 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 40: Kitty and Waddington travel to the convent. Passing through the city, Kitty notices that the poor pay less attention to them than usual; they are too preoccupied with the death that is mounting around them. Kitty meets Sister St. Joseph, a friendly and charming nun who speaks no English.

Chapter 41: The Mother Superior of the convent joins them. Kitty is instantly impressed by her, not only because of her obvious love for the poor and her saintly patience, but because of some quality Kitty could not pinpoint that is deep in Mother Superior's soul.

Chapter 42: The nuns take Kitty on a tour of the convent, showing her the orphans they house, whom they occupy with sewing. Kitty hears loud cries coming from the infirmary, but the nuns do not allow her to see the sick inside.

Chapter 43: The nuns next show her their chapel...

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