In Chapter 29, the girl's expression of delight at being Stephen's daughter-in-law after she marries Absalom indicates how much she has needed a father, a family, guidance, and love of some sort, and indicates how much she has missed and longed for these things. She is animated and alive for almost the first time.Stephen goes to John for a moral purpose: he feels that he must warn John. We see again that John is a very shallow person, and Stephen suddenly has a strong desire to hurt his brother. This is the second time that Stephen has had this urge, and he tells a small lie to John so as to frighten him. He is also bitter that John's son betrayed Absalom and makes a caustic comment about Absalom's friends. But as soon as Kumalo hurts his brother, he regrets it immediately. He had wanted to tell his
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