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A Passage to India Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: Chapter 24 Summary

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Part 2: Chapter 24 Summary

The temperature reaches a hundred and twelve and Adela is now staying with the Turtons since Mrs. Moore is no longer in Ronny's bungalow.

The day of the court appearance has arrived, and Adela and her supporters are gathered in Ronny's office. Their chairs have been arranged in the courtroom so they will look dignified. Mr. McBryde opens with "Everyone knows the man's guilty," then goes on to give the details of the "assault." He ends by remarking that the darker races are physically attracted by the fairer, but not vice versa-a scientific fact, he claims.

Someone in the room comments, "Even when the lady is so much uglier than the gentleman?" This upsets Adela, and Nancy tries to comfort her. The Major demands better accommodations so his patient can have air. He wants her seated on the platform. All their chairs are brought to...

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