The English Patient - Chapter 10, August Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10, August Summary

It is Hana's birthday and Kip has decided to make dinner for them all. Caravaggio is not pleased because he does not like Kip's style of cuisine, but partakes nonetheless. Kip has found some wine, pleasing Caravaggio, and has lit forty-five shells full of oil in honor not only of Hana's birthday, but also the year. At night, in Kip's tent, he and Hana talk about his past and about hers. Kip tries to help Hana get past the deaths of her child and her father, but finds it difficult. Kip talks of a time when he was flown to Naples in 1943. The Germans had devastated the town and many of the citizens had hidden in caves surrounding the cities. The Germans had blown the cave entrances and when the allies found them, they had typhus. The people were being taken...

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