Justine - Part III Summary & Analysis

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Part III Summary

The narrator says that Hamid, his servant, is approached one day by a "mysterious caller" who warns that the narrator is in danger from "a highly placed personage," though he doesn't elaborate as to what that danger is or who the person is. The narrator says that he and Justine, filled with guilt over their affair, see omens and warnings in many places. They both feel guilty about Nessim but the narrator says that guilt draws him closer to Justine. There seems to be a concern that the open discovery of their affair will be what breaks them apart and they put off confronting the situation to avoid this. Nessim's attitude seems to be changing. He seems to have known about the affair between Justine and the narrator - whom he considers a friend - for some time but has avoiding...

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