The Paying Guests - Chapters 7 - 8 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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In Chapter Seven, Frances wakes the following morning and is surprised that her mother doesn't know what transpired the following evening. As the morning wears on, Frances is on edge and begins to wonder if the entire encounter had meant anything at all to Lilian. She and her mother visit Mrs. Playfair and Frances finds Lilian has left a small bouquet of forget-me-knots in Frances' room. Frances leaves the room and finds Lilian hovering in her own doorway, obviously waiting. They have a whispered conversation and Lilian says she's been waiting for a moment alone with Frances.

Leonard goes to work the following Monday, as usual. They find time to lie on Frances' bed together to touch each other and talk. The mood turns sexual again and they realize that most of the morning has passed. They agree that no one can know...

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