Chapters 7-8 Summary

The news of the next day is that the Wilcoxes have moved into a flat across the street from where the Schlegel girls live. Aunt Juley is the first to notice the Wilcoxes as she is standing at the window arranging flowers. She is worried about their nearness, especially for Helen’s sake. Margaret tries to convince Aunt Juley that Helen no longer has feelings for Paul Wilcox. She is over him, Margaret says. However, when Helen comes into the room and Aunt Juley tells her about the Wilcoxes’ living so close by, Helen blushes.

After Helen leaves, Margaret changes the subject and discusses the differences between rich people and those who are poor. Rich people, Margaret tells her aunt, live on islands made of money. The...

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