The Painted Veil - Chapters 58 through 69 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 58 through 69 Summary

Chapter 58: Kitty visits Waddington at his home and meets his Manchu woman. The Manchu speaks no English, but nonetheless is very happy to see Kitty and communicate with her (through Waddington) as best she can. Kitty can tell Waddington has a deep affection for her. He asks Kitty why she wanted to see her, and Kitty replies she was looking for something to make her happy, the same thing which she suspects the nuns possess. Kitty does not say whether she thought the Manchu woman had it, but Waddington suggests that it's the Tao, her religion.

Chapter 59: Kitty continues work at the convent and the sisters take much more interest in her now that they know she is pregnant. One sister even takes time to tell Kitty about the Annunciation, the Biblical scene where Mary learns she will conceive Jesus. Kitty, feeling pity for her...

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