The Story of Lucy Gault - Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary

The boy who was shot the night of June 21, 1921, has become a porter at the railway station. One night, he dreams about that night and about the days that followed when he was hailed as a hero. He couldn't discern what really happened and what is a dream anymore. The two other boys are out of the country, and his father is dead. In his dream, blazing curtains are blowing out the window, and there is a dead child. He becomes quieter, and the dreams continue night after night. Within a year, he changes his profession to housepainter, hoping that he will be busier and have less time to be tormented, but he is wrong. He becomes less and less able to remember the facts, and he cannot erase the image of the dead body of a child from his dreams...

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