To the Lighthouse - The Lighthouse Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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The Lighthouse Chapter 5 Summary

James and Cam do not want to be on this boat on this excursion today. They have made a pact against their father that they will not enjoy the day in any way. James attends the boat's sail as Cam sits in the back and observes Mr. Ramsay talking with Mr. Macalister and Mr. Macalister's boy's attempts at fishing.

Sensing Cam's resistance to the trip, Mr. Ramsay attempts to draw her into conversation by asking her to point out their house on the hill. Cam is confused and cannot tell the house from any others. Mr. Ramsay chides her for not realizing that their house is none of those they are passing. Mr. Ramsay will never understand the vague qualities of women's minds.

When Mr. Ramsay asks about the family's new puppy, Cam almost breaks her vow of resistance...

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