The Portable Dorothy Parker - Chapters 26-32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 26-32 Summary

Custard Heart is the tale of Mrs. Lanier, a woman who is immersed in melancholia. Mrs. Lanier is an empathic woman who is so moved by the tragedy of the world that she must shut herself away to prevent any more heartbreak from entering her life. Mrs. Lanier is a private woman who laments that if she were to have a baby, she could almost be happy.

Mrs. Lanier's savior comes in the form of Gwennie, a maid. Gwennie attends to all of Mrs. Lanier's needs and keeps from her mistress things that may cause upset. If a servant is replaced, Gwennie handles it so Mrs. Lanier does not feel sad. Mrs. Lanier does require a new chauffeur, however, because the old chauffeur is old and bent. Mrs. Lanier is sad that the man has worked so long and so hard...

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