i. Ruth is scared that Kathy would expose the truth about the pencil case, and Kathy feels sorry about the whole incident, but they don’t seem to work things out yet. b. One day in Art class, Midge, another student asks Ruth where she got her pencil case and Ruth doesn’t know how to answer. Kathy then tells Midge that only a privileged few get to know where the pencil case came from. i. The two are now friends again. c. Ruth gets a chance to be nice to Kathy when she loses her favorite cassette tape: i. Kathy says that this tape is her most precious possession. It’s an album called songs after dark by Judy Bridgewater, and she just loves it. (Judy Bridgewater isn't a real singer). d. Kathy goes on saying why Norfolk was such a big deal: i. Miss Emily teaches the students a lot about England, showing the students pictures from a calendar. However, Miss Emily doesn’t have a picture of Norfolk, and she teaches the students a lot about Norfolk. 1. She calls Norfolk “The Lost Corner.” because it juts out to the east. ii. The students latch onto this "lost corner" phrase because they called Hailsham's lost-and-found the "Lost Corner." iii. Some student claims that Miss Emily said that everything that gets lost in England ends up in Norfolk, so it really is a Lost Corner same as Hailsham's. e. When they were young they knew very little about what lay beyond Hailsham. They never left Hailsham to see the "world outside" while they were growing up. f. So with all this Norfolk talk, it was pretty crazy for Tommy and Kathy when they actually found the tape she'd lost when they were visiting Norfolk. g. Kathy tells us about the cassette's cover, which showed Judy smoking a cigarette. Smoking was entirely banned from Hailsham. i. Miss Lucy claimed that she has smoked before h. Back to the Tape: KAthy’s favorite song is track three: Titled, “Never Let Me Go”.
i. Kathy's favorite part of the song is the line “Baby, baby, never let me go.” And Kathy thinks this song is about a woman who can't have kids but then miraculously has a baby. ii. Kathy goes to her dorm room to listen to "Never Let Me Go" really loudly. As the song plays, Kathy picks up a pillow and, holding it like a baby, she sings "Baby, baby, never let me go" to her pillow-child. iii. All of a sudden, she sees Madame watching her from the doorway and Madame is crying. And not just crying, but sobbing. iv. This really freaks Kathy out but doesn’t want to tell anybody i. She Flashbacks to another incident with Tommy: i. They've learned that Hailsham students can't have babies. Tommy says that Madame was probably just upset because she knew that Kathy couldn't have a child.
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