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The Quiet American Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3 Chapter 1 Summary

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Part 3 Chapter 1 Summary

This chapter is divided into five parts. It is somewhat difficult because it jumps around in time. The first part takes place two weeks after Pyle's murder. Vigot again approaches Fowler for information but Fowler plays it cool and says little.

In the second part Fowler punishes himself by becoming very suspicious of Phuong, although they pretend that nothing has changed. Fowler's speech becomes increasingly anti-American. Dominguez leads Fowler to Mr. Heng, who tells him about Operation Bicyclette. Pipe bombs placed in bicycle pumps are all set to go off at a certain hour. Other journalists blame the Communists; Fowler blames General The and his organization. Fowler makes his way into Muoi's garage where he sees mechanical parts and white dust probably used to make the pipe bombs.

Part 3 takes place before Pyle's murder. Phuong is living with Pyle. Fowler goes to Pyle's workplace to...

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