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The Quiet American Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2 Chapter 1 Summary

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Part 2 Chapter 1 Summary

Fowler waits for Pyle to come to his place for a drink. He has decided not to tell Phuong about his transfer. She tells him that she has been hurt by Pyle's refusal to see her and shares some gossip about him. She says that he is importing drugs and plastics and the rumor is that he is part of a secret service. As he waits for Pyle, Fowler composes a letter to his boss asking to stay in Viet Nam as a reporter. But he knows that there will be a lot of jokes at his expense if he uses phrases like "private reasons." They will assume he has a girl in Nam. He tears the letter up.

Pyle arrives with his big black dog named Duke. That evening the dog appears more aggressive than usual. They have a drink and banter about Pyle's...

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