The Painted Veil - Chapters 49 through 57 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 49 through 57 Summary

Chapter 49: Kitty begins work at the convent helping the younger orphans learn to sew. At first, her prejudicial distaste for the children is strong, but with time, it begins to fade. One child, though, is so severely deformed that Kitty can hardly look at her; the nuns, though, treat her with the greatest love.

Chapter 50: Kitty begins to develop a friendship with one of the nuns, Sister St. Joseph. She had grown up on a farm in France, very poor, and left it to establish the convent in China; she is resigned to the fact she would never see her family again, though it made her sad.

Chapter 51: The nuns had come to China with nothing and built the convent themselves using local labor. They lived very poorly and often had to resort to prayers—which were always answered—to extract themselves from...

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