Heat and Dust - Study Guide Part 2 Section 7 Summary & Analysis

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The next date in the narrator's journal is February 28th. One of the old British bungalows had not been converted into office space, instead maintained as a rest-house for travelers. The watchman who maintained the house was not though keen on these duties: whenever someone arrived without the official permit he demanded, he dismissed them and walked away. She saw one such group, all English—a young man dressed like an Indian ascetic in an orange robe (and another young man and his girlfriend): they had spread themselves out on the verandah. The first young man, named Chid, was as indignant as the other two. The girl was particularly angry (all Indians are dirty and dishonest). The narrator asked her why she had come to India: "to find peace," she responded, "but all I got was dysentery." The couple then launched into a list...

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