The Story of Lucy Gault - Part 4, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 2 Summary

One day, Lucy is outside reading and daydreaming about Ralph's wife. She comes home to find that Everand has returned. Lucy does not immediately recognize him. He refrains from embracing her, sensing that she did not want him to. The words, "Why now?" slip out of Lucy's mouth.

Part 4, Chapter 2 Analysis

Like Heloise's death, Everand's return is not very dramatic. Lucy's reaction to her father's return is complicated by her loss of Ralph. She had chosen to be faithful to her parents and loses Ralph. Now, so soon after she loses Ralph, her father returns.

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