Tears of the Giraffe - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Alexander McCall Smith
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Chapter 16 Summary

Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is standing and staring at Mma Ramotswe. She finally asks him what he is doing. He explains that the children are from the orphan farm. The girl says her name is Motholeli and her brother is Puso. They show their photographs to Mma Ramotswe. Motholeli says that they are living at Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni's house.

Mma Raotswe tells the children to remain where they are while she and Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni go to the post office. She wants to talk to him. He follows her, fearing that Mma Ramotswe will break their engagement and he blames Mma Potokwane for the situation.

Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni explains what happened at the orphans farm and how he had no alternative but to take the children.

Mma Ramotswe laughs and says that he is a kind man and that she...

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