Even though he’s forcing Dr. Hoffman et al to make him a new girlfriend, Adam still pines for Carolyn. In his hiding place in the abandoned west wing of Collinwood, his education continues to improve. He’s playing chess now and imagines he’s playing with Carolyn, until he finds out that she doesn’t know how. Nor has she ever read Freud, which he was looking forward to discussing with her. He’s disappointed, but he lends her a book that Professor Stokes gave him; perhaps it will help her understand what’s going on with her mother.
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