Chapter 10 Summary

The doctors give Lil a one in four chance of surviving.

On the first Saturday in June, Doug reports to work at Spicer's Deli. He is told by Mr. Spicer that he can no longer keep Doug in his employ, as Lil's hospital bills have left him with no money with which to pay, but Doug stays on anyway. All of his customers that day have good wishes and gifts to send to Lil, which Doug accepts gratefully, but when Mrs. Windermere asks him about his girlfriend's situation, he cannot help but break down and cry. At the library, Mr. Powell has Doug begin work on adding color to his replication of The Arctic Tern. The kind man suggests that the finished product will be a surprise for Lil.

Doug then visits Lil,...

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