Women of the Silk - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

Gail Tsukiyama
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Chapter 19 Summary

Lin's death left Pei literally speechless. Ji Shen comforted her as best as she could, but the loss of Lin's companionship devastated Pei. Pei often awoke with nightmares of the fire and Lin trapped inside of it. Ji Shen could relate. She still grieved for her own family and suffered from nightmares as well. Pei was plagued by questions. She wondered if there was anything she could have done to prevent Lin's death. She wondered how things would have been different if they had left one week previously. Lin's brother, Ho Yung, came to retrieve Lin's body. He also came to retrieve Pei. Ho Yung insisted that Pei and Ji Shen travel on to Canton the way they had planned. He felt sure that his sister would have wanted her friends to be safe from the Japanese invasion.

The following day Pei and...

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