The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

The week after having sex with Liz, Leamas does not show up for work at the library. The next day, he is again absent, so Liz goes to his apartment during her lunch break. There is no answer at her knock so she gets a neighbor to break down the door. They discover Leamas sick in bed. Liz buys him some medicine and food and nurses him back to health. After six days, Leamas tells Liz to leave and never come back. Soon after, Leamas goes into a grocery store and asks for store credit. When the store owner refuses to give it to him, Leamas attacks him and breaks several of his bones. The case goes to court and receives some public notice.

Chapter 5 Analysis

The relationship between Liz and Leamas provides the most human touch to Leamas' otherwise professional life. Leamas'...

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