Chapter 37 Summary

Paul is reunited with his mother, Undine, in France. He has just arrived and is in the process of meeting his new family. The boy is shy of the old figures, who look much like the stiff characters in the paintings that surround the hall in which the family has gathered. Undine encourages Paul to kiss his new grandmother. Then Chelles, Undine’s new husband, succeeds in putting the child at ease. Raymond de Chelles stoops to Paul’s height, their eyes meet, and Paul gives his stepfather a heartfelt smile.

Undine seems happy to be reunited with her child. He has grown into an impressive young boy. Undine had worried about Paul’s arrival into her life, but having seen the expression on her new husband’s face, all her...

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