Chapter 14 Summary

In an attempt to assuage her guilt about reading Kippy’s letters, and as an attempt to fit in and be accepted, Dolores becomes Kippy's errand runner. Dolores performs all kinds of tasks for her injured “friend.” Dolores pictures herself as Juliet’s nurse from Romeo and Juliet, “a good-hearted fussbudget, a woman who spoke her piece but knew her place.”

When Kippy decides that Dolores will be the one to send and retrieve her mail, Dolores moves from just reading Kippy's correspondence to actually stealing it. Dolores reads and keeps Dante’s letters and trashes those Kippy writes to Dante. Dolores justifies her actions by telling herself that Kippy does not deserve Dante and she is doing him a favor...

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