Objects & Places from The Quiet American

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Object Descriptions

The Milk Fountain - A place to get a mouthful of malted milk and an earful of gossip.

The Continental - Everyone meets everyone else at this popular hotel and restaurant in Saigon.

Diolacton - Pyle is smuggling this ingredient from the United States to be used in explosives.

Opium - A drug Fowler thinks makes him less emotional and more Eastern in his outlook.

Duke - Pyle's big black dog that is murdered along with Pyle.

York Harding - An intellectual author who advocates a Third Force in Vietnam.

Economic Mission - Pyle's cover position in Vietnam. In reality, he is a secret American agent.

The Third Force - The idea that neither Communism nor colonialism will save Vietnam, but rather another entity is necessary.

The Vietminh - Formed by General Ho Chi Minh to remove foreign domination from Vietnam after World War II.

Trishaw -...

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