What's Bred in the Bone - Part 2 (Pages 136-150) Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 (Pages 136-150) Summary

Francis is in Devinney's Furniture and Undertaking Parlour watching Zadok prepare the body for a funeral. He has his notebook and pencil with him, prepared to draw. Francis had not realized, until he saw Zadok stripping the body, that he would be able to draw the naked human form, which his book told him was a necessity to becoming an artist. Zadok talks to Francis as he works and tells him about how he learned his trade. He was in the Boer War, and later in England he received some training from a clown who taught him the secret of using powder to prepare dead bodies. Francis is busy drawing the body of Old McAllister and carefully observing Zadok work. That night Zadok takes Francis home and comes into the house with him. As Francis goes to bed, he...

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