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Tears of the Giraffe Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4-5 Summary

Alexander McCall Smith
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Chapter 4-5 Summary

Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is at his garage. He thinks about the behavior of his two young apprentices and how unacceptable it would have been in his day. He has to explain to them that his garage is called Speedy because they perform the work quickly and not because they are increasing the speed of the cars.

He drives to the orphan farm whose matron had been a friend of his mother. He repairs whatever equipment they have free of charge. They talk of his impending marriage to Mma Ramotswe. He is surprised to learn from Mma Potokwane that he is expected to buy a diamond ring for Mma Ramotswe. He is upset at the expense and says he will discuss it with Mma Ramutswe.

Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni works on an engine pump while at the orphan farm. He does what he...

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