Chapter 44 Summary

Two weeks later, as Marion is resting in his room after a cricket match, there is a knock on his door. From his bed he invites his visitor to enter. The room is dark and it takes Thomas Stone a few minutes to adjust. By the time he sees his son, Marion is sitting up in bed; the sight startles him. Thomas Stone shuts the door behind him as he walks into his past.

Marion did not invite him here, and they both wait in silence. Marion gives him credit for figuring it out and for tracking him down. He thinks about how strange it must have been to see a son he never thought of while conducting a morbidity and mortality conference. Finally Marion tells him he might as well sit but does not offer to turn on the light. Thomas...

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