Burmese Days - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

In the evening the Lackersteens, along with Macgregor, drive out of town to pick up their niece. Flory, Ellis, and Maxwell chat at the European Club until Westfield arrives—he is in a rage and waves about a copy of the Burmese Patriot. The other men quickly read the article slandering Macgregor and all of them fly into a rage, though Flory's is mostly an act. They discuss the outrage and Ellis decides that Veraswami must somehow be responsible. As Veraswami is the logical non-white intended by Macgregor for acceptance into the club, Ellis writes a brief note demanding that no non-white (he uses the term "nigger") be admitted into the establishment. All four men sign the notice and it is posted. Flory realizes that he has signed his name to a document denigrating his friend, but lacks the conviction to run counter to the other...

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