A River Sutra - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

This chapter begins with the narrator visiting Tariq Mia and telling him the story of the musician. Tariq Mia asks him if he believes that the river could remove a lover's grief and he says he did not. Tariq Mia says that he thinks the narrator does not know enough about life, and that he is trying to learn about life through hearsay, not through experience.

Tariq Mia then tells a story. He tells of a time just after he became a priest and he heard singing along the riverbank where he was reading. He followed the sound of the singing to a waterfall and was curious so he entered the waterfall to see who was singing. He interrupted a man teaching a child to sing. This frightened the child so the teacher sent her out to collect cow dung; when the child...

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