The Thorn Birds - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

As soon as Meggie reaches the cool climate of Matlock, she feels better. She has her own remote cabin at the nearly deserted resort. During the first quiet week at the beach, Meggie begins to accept her regret that she will never have Father Ralph's children. She realizes the future belongs to Luke and their children. Meggie decides to bury the past and forget Father Ralph de Bricassart.

Anne Mueller has decided to try to salvage the O'Neill's marriage. As soon as Meggie leaves for Matlock, she sends Luke a telegram that Meggie needs him desperately. When Luke arrives, he finally gets to see his daughter for the first time. If it were a boy, he would have come when it was born, but there is no use taking time off work for a mere girl. Anne angrily confronts Luke about deserting his wife. When she tries...

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