Mating - Chapter 6 (pages 327-356) Summary & Analysis

Norman Rush
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Chapter 6 (pages 327-356) Summary

After telling the narrator he would never leave her the obviously unwell Nelson falls into some sort of delirium. Unable to rouse him the narrator tells him that she loves him and runs for help. She runs frantically around the village looking for help and by the time she returns Dineo is already in the house taking care of things. Nelson is having a recurrence of malaria and for forty-eight hours the narrator is constantly with him, reading to him, giving him his medication, holding him when he shakes. She will not allow anyone else in the house to help. Later as he recovers she has to break the news that he is only welcome to come to committee meetings when invited. However, some time during his illness Nelson has given himself wholeheartedly to the narrator. He simply gazes...

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