Rain - Study Guide Lines 306 - 509 Summary & Analysis

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Dr. Macphail returns to his room and has supper with his wife and Mrs. Davidson. Davidson has gone to meet the island's governor. The three characters make small talk and Horn, while overseeing their food service, mentions that another guest has taken a room for rent. Dr. Macphail tells his wife and Mrs. Davidson that the new guest is Thompson, and both women comment unfavorably upon her behavior, noting that she appears to have rather loose morals. Supper concludes and the characters turn in for the evening.

In the morning, as the rain continues, Davidson returns. He has unsuccessfully argued for an early release from the quarantine, and announces they will likely be forced to stay at the trader's shop for a fortnight or more. Davidson then worries that, under the care of native missionaries, the mission area will have various non-Christian abuses occurring. Davidson...

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