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Chapter 7: Dr. Aziz arrives early for the tea party, and Fielding is still getting dressed. When Fielding complains that he lost is collar stud, Dr. Aziz offers him his. Fielding jokes that he doesn’t know why people wear collars at all. Dr. Aziz responds that he wears his because the police don’t bother Indians dressed like the British.

Mrs. Moore, Adela, and Professor Godbole arrive and have polite conversation over their tea. Dr. Aziz invites the group to explore the Marabar Cave system, a local attraction that he has never seen. Ronny Heaslop arrives and asks Adela to leave with him to see a polo match. Ronnie makes offhanded comments about the Indians attending the party and it breaks up.

Chapter 8: Ronny criticizes Dr. Aziz for his missing collar stud and suggests that it is typical Indian behavior to do things half-right. Ronnie tells the...

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