The Magus - Study Guide Part 3, Chapters 73, 74, 75, 76 and 77 Summary & Analysis

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As Nicholas investigates Mrs. de Seitas' story and finds it's all true, supported by impeccable documentation, he's contacted by Mitford. They meet for lunch, where Nicholas manipulates him into telling him several things - that "the waiting room" was Conchis' teasing name for the villa, that Mitford was sexually and romantically toyed with by the twins in a similar way as Nicholas, and that Mitford's theory is that Conchis manipulated the whole situation out of voyeuristic impotence. Nicholas' narration describes how he finds Mitford increasingly disgusting, and that in later years, he found out that Mitford had been convicted of passing checks under a false identity - the one he presented to Nicholas. After their conversation, Nicholas calls Mrs. de Seitas and asks to visit her. She agrees, but before he can go, he's visited by an American, Briggs, who's been...

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