A Coin in Nine Hands - Section 2, Pages 7-16 Summary & Analysis

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Section 2, Pages 7-16 Summary

Giving in to the inevitable, Lina finally makes an appointment to see a doctor. Going over the financial problems in her mind, she chides herself for not taking a cab, though she tries to be economical. As she walks through the afternoon streets, she is mindful not to be conspicuous as a prostitute. Trying to not attract attention, she walks fast. As a hooker, she is used to walking at a much slower pace. She arrives at the doctor's office and waits her turn to see him.

For Lina, the worst part is acknowledging that something is wrong. So when the doctor finishes with his exam, she feels a sense of relief wash over her. He tells her that she needs an operation, which she will have the next week. Dr. Sarte operates on a particular day for the...

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