Chapter 18 Summary

Upon leaving her father’s office, Undine feels defeated. Only once before had she pleaded a case before her father and lost. That other case involved Elmer Moffatt. She had wanted to marry him but her father had insisted that Moffatt was not good enough for her. Now she finds it a strange coincidence that the reason she has just left her father’s office is due to Elmer Moffatt’s sudden appearance. It feels as if seeing Moffatt reminded her father of that earlier incident, and he suddenly resolved once again not to give in to his daughter’s far-flung request. In the end, her stories of need and suffering had not moved her father. It is not that her father is against the idea of divorce if the reasons for it are justified....

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