Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary

The day after her meeting with Clare, Irene is busy packing her clothes. It is time for her to leave Chicago and return home to New York. As she is filling her suitcases, a letter arrives for her. Although she had never previously received a letter from Clare, she senses that Clare sent it. Irene tears open the envelope and glances at the signature to confirm her suspicions. As soon as she sees Clare’s name, she stuffs the note into her purse without reading it. She simply wants to get the letter off her mind as she finalizes her preparations to leave. Once she says her good-byes and is on her way back East, Irene cannot resist the temptation of finding out what Clare could possibly say about the horrible meeting they shared the...

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