What's Bred in the Bone - Part 6 (Pages 438-481) Summary & Analysis

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Part 6 (Pages 438-481) Summary

When Francis returns to England, he becomes officially a counter-intelligence man. He is paid a small salary by MI5 to find out whatever he can about certain refugees who are actually German spies. The work is drudgery and becomes dangerous drudgery after the raids on London begin. One night, Francis runs into Ruth Nibsmith, and they renew their friendship. Ruth is working in the Government Code and Cipher department. A couple months later, Ruth is killed in the great fire-raid of December 29.

Francis is promoted to sitting in an office and interpreting reports. A few years go by, and in 1943, his father turns up. He is MI5's Security Liaison Officer for Canada, and he gives Francis news of the family and discusses Francis' job. He suggests that Francis get himself some nice suits if he wants to promote...

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