The English Patient - Chapter 3, Sometime a Fire Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, Sometime a Fire Summary

Kip, one of the soldiers who has came to the villa, is a Sikh Indian from India. Kip is a member of an engineer unit with the British army and has spent much time traveling through Italy, both building bridges over muddy rivers and dismantling bombs, land mines, and booby traps. During his time in Italy, Kip has visited many churches and museums, fascinated by the paintings and statues in these places. In Sicily, Kip assisted on a bomb removal in a church. In Gabicce Mare, Kip witnesses the Festival of the Virgin Mary. Kip has never been exposed to these Christian symbols and is fascinated by them.

Kip and his partner have come to the villa in order to remove all the unexploded bombs, land mines, and booby traps. Kip stays at the villa to clear...

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