Fasting, Feasting - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

Uma's world suddenly brightens one day when her adventurous cousin, Ramu, arrives unannounced for a visit. Mama and Papa do not approve of Ramu's ill manners in arriving without warning and intending to stay for awhile without benefit of an invitation. Still, Mama and Papa do their best to be accommodating. Mama and Papa are further outraged when Ramu takes Uma to dinner at the Carlton Hotel, the finest restaurant in town.

Uma, who is not accustomed to drinking alcohol, enjoys the shandys that Ramu orders. They laugh and enjoy the evening together until the hotel band leaves and the dining room lights are shut off. Papa and Mama are waiting angrily when Uma and Ramu return home. Uma is sent to her room in shame for her behavior this evening.

Mira-Masi returns for another visit on her way to an ashram where she hopes...

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