Heat and Dust - Study Guide Part 4 Section 14 Summary & Analysis

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The date is April 10th. Chid has recovered from his fever but lingers in the narrator's room. She has locked up her papers not because she minded him reading them but because he left them scattered and covered with dirty finger-marks. He takes what he wants of what she has and is content with everything she gives him. The town treats him as a holy man—and to her goes the honor of housing such a one. When someone gives Chid a guava or banana, he eats it all himself and leaves the peel on the floor (which he meekly picks up when she asks). Chid is always hungry, for both food and sex. The narrator in unsure why she indulges him since she could easily fight him off. She is "reminded of the Lord Shiva whose huge member is worshipped by devout Hindu...

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