Heat and Dust - Part 10 Section 31 Summary & Analysis

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The date is August 27th. The narrator visits Chid daily. One day she helps the man in the bed next to Chid (she empties his bed pan, after which everyone, including the man himself, seem to regard her as unclean). She has written Chid's family for a return ticket. The only thing he says about what's wrong with him is that he "can't stand the smell" (the doctor—who always welcomes English conversation—lists a number of diseases, beginning with dysentery, which Indians rarely notice, because they also suffer from so many other diseases). The narrator wonders whether the doctor is right about Indian germs being reserved for Indians: Although Chid's health makes it obvious that he should not be here, other British have stayed on.

The narrator does not think of Olivia as a religious person. She does not think she had any special attributes, other than...

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