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Torch Song Trilogy - Fugue in a Nursery, Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Fugue in a Nursery, Epilogue Summary

It is now quite awhile since the weekend in the country and Laurel is visiting Arnold at the club where he is rehearsing his act singing torch songs. Arnold and Alan are still very much in love and have decided to have a commitment ceremony, and Laurel shares with Arnold that she and Ed are engaged to be married. Ed will be stopping by to tell Arnold himself, but Laurel wanted to tell Arnold first so that Arnold will not react negatively when presented with the news.

Unfortunately Laurel is not able to invite Arnold and Alan to the wedding in Massachusetts, because it will be in Laurel's parents' home, and the space is limited. Arnold instinctively understands Laurel's true meaning and graciously bids her congratulations on her upcoming nuptials. After Laurel leaves, Arnold sings another torch song about...

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