The Portable Dorothy Parker - Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5-8 Summary

Mr. Durant is the assistant manager of the credit department at a rubber company. The position has some prestige and Mr. Durant takes pride in his work. As an assistant, Mr. Durant has an office and phone, but no personal secretary. If he wishes to dictate a letter, he may use the boss' secretary or call around to the other offices for a loaner. This is how Mr. Durant meets Rose. Rose is a girl of twenty who is somewhat childish and dresses in clothes that seem cheap and unprofessional. Rose is not pretty by standard definition, yet there is something about her that attracts Mr. Durant. They become involved and begin to have an affair. After a while, Rose confesses that she is pregnant. Mr. Durant has heard that there are things that can be done about unplanned pregnancy. Through...

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