The Painted Veil - Chapters 70 through 80 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 70 through 80 Summary

Chapter 70: On the trip back to Hong Kong (where she will stay only briefly before sailing to England) Kitty ponders how moderate her sadness is over Walter's death. She does not hate him anymore, but she never loved him, and cannot help feeling somewhat liberated by the fact that he is gone. She dreads returning to Hong Kong, but is sure that Townsend will stay out of her way. From the bondage of her relationship with him, she felt free, too, and rejoiced.

Chapter 71: Kitty arrives finally in Hong Kong and is shocked to be greeted by Mrs. Townsend. She had been told by Waddington that Kitty was returning and insists that Kitty stay at their house. Kitty is reluctant—she does not want to see Townsend—but finally caves in to Mrs. Townsend. Mrs. Townsend explains that she used to have such...

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