A Map of Tripoli, 1967 - Section 6 Summary & Analysis

Marlene Reed Wetzel
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Section 6 Summary

Suddenly, without warning, the Six Day War begins. Carla is alone with a dead television set and forced to listen to evacuation plans on the air base broadcasts. Carla quickly packs underclothes, shoes, painkillers, and antibiotics in her large handbag. Carla wants to take some of her personal effects but retrieves a few pieces of mosaic kept from her day at the beach with Mantini.

Before leaving, Carla grabs some apples and bananas, in addition to hundreds of dollars of cash that she pushes into her brassiere.

Fortunately, Carla has the map that Ben had left. She drives hurriedly through unknown streets, trying not to hit the goats and donkeys in the marketplace. Carla reaches the air base and writes a note to whoever should find it to "please contact Gianni Mantini at the Cristalli Shop in Istiklal. Tell him Carla is safe...

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