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When I Found You - Part 1: Nathan McCann Summary & Analysis

Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Part 1: Nathan McCann

At the beginning of The Day I Found You, the date is October 2, 1960. Nathan McCann prepares breakfast quietly to avoid waking his wife Flora. He goes hunting with Sadie, his reliable retriever. Nathan grows cross when Sadie disobeys him for the first time ever. However, he follows her to a tree where he finds a newborn infant in the leaves. Shocked that the child is still breathing, Nathan rushes the baby to the hospital where the doctor says that the infant is in bad shape, but he may survive since he is obviously a fighter. Nathan feels that something has been set in motion, and as he shows the police where he found the baby, he is relieved to learn the mother will be imprisoned if she is found.

At home, he tells Flora that he wants to adopt...

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