Chapter 21 Summary

Marlena wakes suddenly and looks at Jacob’s watch; it is noon, and she hurries to get dressed to go back to the circus grounds. Jacob stops her and confesses that he loves her and wants to be with her. She admits that she loves Jacob, but she reminds him that she is still married to August. Jacob tells her they can fix that problem, but Marlena knows this would mean leaving the circus. They agree to make plans to leave in Providence when Jacob is relieved of the burden of caring for Camel. Jacob tells Marlena that Uncle Al wants him to persuade Marlena to go back to August and that he has threatened to redlight Walter and Camel, but Marlena does not believe Uncle Al would redlight anyone. Jacob tells Marlena about men in the past...

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