Chapter 38 Summary

At the house in Saint Desert, it has been raining for longer than Undine has ever remembered seeing continuous rain. Water is flowing everywhere—down the rain gutters, across the lawns, under the trees, and along the garden paths. In addition, to add to Undine’s dark mood, her husband has insisted that she wear the black of mourning because her father-in-law passed away. The family, because of the marquis’s death, has remained at the chateau de Saint Desert for almost a year. The customary trip to Paris for the spring months was cancelled.

Paul is happier, though. The countryside has helped him to forget how much he misses his Aunt Laura and his Grandmother Marvell. On the country estate, he has horses and rabbits...

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