What's Bred in the Bone - Part 2 (Pages 112-124) Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 (Pages 112-124) Summary

During Francis' illness, he has plenty of time to reflect. He thinks about the psychological bullying of Alexander Dagg, who taunts him about his mother and the rumored Looner who lives in his attic. He also thinks about Dr. Upper, who has come to speak at his school. His job is "the imparting of sex education to the boys," but his talk raises more questions than answers. Francis is bundled up daily and brought to sit in his aunt's sitting room. Here, he receives visits from Zadok, who comes to build the fire. In the evening, Aunt Mary-Ben says the rosary with him. Aunt Mary-Ben loves oil paintings, and Francis enjoys looking at her pictures. For Christmas, she gives Francis two pieces of artwork. One is a painting of Jesus' head, and the other is a painting called "Love...

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