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A Very Long Engagement Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Mahogany Box Summary

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The Mahogany Box Summary

Veronique Passavant writes to Mathilde on January 12, 1920. She has seen Little Louis and he mentions that he has visited with Mathilde. She tells Mathilde that she loved Eskimo, despite the fact that she broke up with him and she never imagined that he would be killed before they could make up. Veronique goes on to tell Mathilde that a woman came to visit her and told her that Eskimo shot himself in the hand and was thrown over the trench. The woman was quite vigorous in her belief that Veronique was hiding something from her. She thought that Eskimo was still alive and communicating with his lover. The visitor upset Veronique greatly and gave her false hope that Eskimo was still alive.

Next Mathilde receives a letter from a Mr. Adolphe Leprince who is responding to the newspaper advertisement Mathilde placed. He had...

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