Deep River - Chapter Nine, The River Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Nine, The River Summary

When Mitsuko and Numada return to the hotel, Isobe is getting drunk in the dining room. The little girl he was trying to locate has moved. In his desperation, Isobe went to a fortune teller. Isobe is sure he's a fake, but plans to come back and get the supposed address of his reincarnated wife the next day, for a hefty fee, he's sure.

The next day is October 31, and Indira Gandhi, the prime minister of India, is shot and killed by Sikhs on her security detail. The tourists are concerned about unrest and possible martial law. They know nothing about the Sikhs or the tension between Hindus and Sikhs. Enami phones to tell them to be careful and that the tour will rejoin them the next day. Sanjō is annoyed by the others' caution and wants...

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