Mating - Chapter 3 (pages 131-163) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 (pages 131-163) Summary

The narrator sets off into the desert towards Tsau with two donkeys loaded with provisions. The first day goes well although she awakes early in the morning fearing lions might attack her donkeys, which she is fond of and thinks of as "my boys."

The second day she begins having strange illusions thinking at first there is too much light despite her sunglasses. She begins to believe her sunglasses are keeping her from seeing the true colors of the Kalahari Desert but when she removes them she feels some kind of deep vibration locked within the landscape. Then she begins to believe that if she takes her sunglasses off she will see the true color of nature and reality. She is aware that her perceptions are not normal. The strange feeling evaporates when she remembers someone telling her that...

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