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The relationship between
Cal and Marcella
relationship between Cal and Marcella begins at that
moment when Cal sees Marcella for the first time. She works in the
library and he is instantly fascinated by her. At this
moment he still doesn't know who she is, but the reader
feels that something must have happened in the past,
because Cal is frightened when he hears her name.
- Up to this point he tries to
come closer to her, so he goes to the library to see her
and he talks to her whenever it is possible, but she
doesn't notice him. The first time she notices him is
when he carries her groceries for her. She thanks him and
then she goes away.
- When he begins working on the
farm of the Mortons', he has the opportunity to get
closer to Marcella.
- But here it also ends in
short conversations. After his house burned down he is
forced to live in a cottage at the Mortons' farm. Now
Marcella helps him to fix up the cottage and they spend
some time together.
wishes for a real relationship, but he thinks of the past and he gets a
guilty conscience. So he has no hope because of what he
- One day she invites him for
dinner and there he takes all his courage and kisses her.
After trying to kiss her she turns him down and explains
that she only likes him as a friend. In spite of that,
the reader gets the impression that she secretely longs
for a love-affair. On the other side, she seems to be
unsure because of the difference of their ages and she
also feels engaged to her husband's family.
- In chapter
5 their secret
wish comes true and they spend some days happily
- This book has, like many
others, no happy end and so Cal has to leave Marcella.
Because of his criminal past, he is arrested by the
police. But before that, he decided to write her in a
letter that he is responsible of her husband's death.
by Nicole and Maren
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