When We Were Orphans - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

In Chapter 2, Christopher runs into Colonel Chamberlain, the man who brought him from Shanghai to England many years ago. Being a successful detective at this time, Christopher invites him to dinner at a rather posh restaurant. They reminisce about their past. Christopher is again irritated at how he is remembered. The Colonel remembers him as a crying little boy, while Christopher distinctly remembers himself as being very optimistic about the trip.

Sarah Hemmings, meanwhile, is trying to hunt down Christopher. She finally finds him at Kensington Garden where he is looking for clues about a mysterious death. She asks him to bring her as a guest to the Meredith Foundation dinner. Reminded of his resentments towards her, he declines. She becomes very upset and threatens that she will be waiting for him in the lobby, regardless.

Chapter 2 Analysis

Chapter 2 introduces an even earlier time in Christopher's life...

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