The Magic Mountain - Chapter 3, continued Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, continued Summary

Hans and Joachim return to the Berghof, where Joachim takes his regular rest-cure. This requires lying on the balcony wrapped in a blanket. As Joachim takes his temperature, Hans delights in the folding chaise-lounge on the balcony and speculates aloud about the nature of time. Joachim wonders how much Hans has been affected by his stay. During second breakfast, Hans notices that Joachim lowers his eyes whenever one of their tablemates, an attractive Russian girl names Marusya who giggles a lot and has a prominent chest, looks at him. Hans stares disapprovingly at the Russian couple who are responsible for the lovemaking noises in the next room when the door slams again, to his irritation.

Hans continues to feel feverish and unwell as the cousins walk down into Davos before the next rest cure. As they watch tourists playing tennis, Joachim says many patients disobey...

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