Family Matters - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

Edul continues to work away at the ceiling in Coomy and Jal's flat. Jal has to conspire to keep Edul's wife from becoming jealous of his working in a flat with a single woman. He gives up his evening walk in an effort to see that Edul and Coomy are not alone. Standing at the window, Jal can hear Edul's wife, Manizeh, accuse him of pandering. She also calls the Vakeel/Contractor home the house of unhappiness. Edul is able to placate her and convince her that he is not carrying on with Coomy, so they agree that he should continue the project. In Nariman's room, he discovers that the beam is rotten. He says that it must be replaced with a steel girder.

Jal goes to Pleasant Villa to visit Roxana and his stepfather Nariman. He finds Daisy playing to Nariman. Jal is really tongue-tied with...

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