A Handful of Dust - Chapter Five, In Search of a City: Part Two Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Five, In Search of a City: Part Two Summary

After leaving the main boat, Tony, Messinger, and a boat crew of six black boys travel upstream in a shallow boat. They then travel by foot to the position that Messinger calls "First Base Camp". Tony rarely finds a moment of comfort, constantly getting bitten by mosquitoes and unable to shave or wash properly. He begins to think about what is going on in London at this time. These thoughts put Tony to sleep until the sound of Messinger's fussing wakes him later in the night. He is tending to a wound on his toe, having lost an unknown amount of blood to a vampire bat.

Back in London, Brenda dances with Jock and speaks of the divorce. When Jock asks if she will go through with...

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