Chapter 9 Summary

Spring finally arrives on the first Saturday in May. On his delivery route, Doug takes Lil with him to meet Mrs. Windermere, and the two young people walk hand-in-hand through the burgeoning greenery of the fields leading to the woman's house. When Doug introduces Lil to the eccentric writer, Mrs. Windermere candidly asks if Lil is his girlfriend. With more than a little embarrassment, Doug replies, "Yes."

Mrs. Windermere has a visitor, a man named Mr. Gregory, who will be producing her stage adaptation of Jane Eyre. Mr. Gregory has been having problems finding an actress to play the part of Helen Burns, but when he sees Lil, he immediately decides that she is perfect for the part. Lil protests that she is not...

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