Don asked:

How / why does Theo get the Goldfinch painting after the explosion and leave with it? I can't seem to find an answer. Please help. Thanks.

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Stephanie Dreyer He thinks that Welty is pointing at it and asking him to save it. He grabbed the painting and a few other things in his stake of shock and panic and put them all into a bag he found. It's not a very big paining to easy to conceal.
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