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The Reader Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

Michael visits Hanna's apartment, but she is not home. He sits on the stairs in front of her apartment for a few hours, until she returns from work. She carries a load of coal and some groceries up the stairs and before he sees her Michael mistakes her footsteps for those of a man. Hanna invites Michael in and sends him on an errand to the basement. Michael goes to the basement and loads two scuttles of coal. While loading them he is covered in coal dust. He then hauls the coal up several flights of stairs to Hanna's apartment. Hanna laughs at his coal-dust-covered face and clothing, draws a bath, and orders him to strip his clothing. While Michael bathes, Hanna beats the coal dust out of his clothing with a broom on the balcony.

Hanna then enters the bathroom with a large towel...

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