The Winter of Our Discontent - Chapter Nineteen Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Nineteen Summary

Ethan and Mary return home, and Allen's dignified behavior surprises Ethan, but not as much as the behavior of Ellen. Ethan had expected Ellen to be jealous, but she is her brother's biggest fan and celebrant. Ellen regales the story of how they all found out about his winning, how the award will be presented, and all the details. Afterwards, Ellen drifts in and out of the room, and Margie leaves soon after Ethan and Mary arrive home. Allen decides to stay up past his bedtime, but when the household is finally asleep, Ethan is aware that Ellen is sleepwalking, and he sees her go to the cabinet and touch the talisman again.

Ethan lies in bed and has an imaginary discussion with his grandfather, who reminds him of the ship owned by the Hawley and Baker families sinking mysteriously. When...

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