The English Patient - Chapter 8, The Holy Forest Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, The Holy Forest Summary

Caravaggio accidentally knocks a fuse off the table and Kip catches it. Caravaggio thinks this may mean he owes Kip his life. Caravaggio and Kip are no longer tense around each other and now Caravaggio talks about his past life as a thief, of how he would often speak to the people he was robbing when he got caught in their homes. Kip recalls a time when he was lowered into a pit where a bomb had landed and uses frozen oxygen to disable the fuse. Kip accidentally broke the fuse and could not remove the component from its casing without using more oxygen. After a few tense moments, Kip managed to remove the fuse without incident. On a warm day, Kip and Hana wash their hair and then lay in the sun and talk while it...

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