Uncle Ernest Summary

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Uncle Ernest is about an old war veteran and a self-employed upholsterer called Ernest Brown. Ernest Brown is described as a very lonely man and untidy. His friends lost their lives in the war and therefore Ernest has had to adapt to loneliness. Ernest has a café that he visits each and every day. One day, two young girls come into the Café. The youngest sits down while the older goes to the counter where Ernest is standing. Ernest returns to his table to find the young girl sitting there. Confused and shy he sits down and proceeds to eat his food. The older one returns to the table, sits down and starts talking with her younger sister, completely oblivious of Ernest. One thing leads to another and Ernest ends up talking to the girls. The girls only have their mother to support them, so they rarely get to see her because she works all the time to pay the bills. Ernest offers to buy them food each and every day and is happy that he finally has someone in his life. He buys them food and it escalates into him buying them presents as well. The girls gladly take the food and presents and they begin calling him “Uncle Ernest”. The older girl begins to try and take advantage of Ernest and asks for more and more. One day, Ernest is confronted by two detectives. They tell him to leave the girls alone and say they know all about him and his history of apparently being a little too generous and interested in young children. The young girls were never harmed and for a while, they didn’t have to rely on empty stomachs, but it could have escalated. They drag him out of the Café and tell him to leave them alone or there will be…...

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