Rain - Lines 510 - 662 Summary & Analysis

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Lines 510 - 662 Summary

In the morning the Macphails retrieve their luggage, visit the local hospital, and make a social call on the governor. When they return to the house the greet Thompson and hold a very brief conversation with her. Mrs. Macphail, later, comments that Thompson is common and not particular about her company. In the evening the Macphails and the Davidsons have high tea in their room. They are again interrupted by the sounds of Thompson's gramophone and several male voices along with her own loud voice. Davidson comments on her inappropriate behavior, and then the foursome tries to ignore the noise and continue polite conversation. Then Davidson leaps to his feet and announces that he has just realized that Thompson must be, in fact, a prostitute. He recalls how Iwelei, the so-called red-light district of Honolulu, had been forcibly closed at the time the ship had...

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