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Tears of the Giraffe Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17-18 Summary

Alexander McCall Smith
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Chapter 17-18 Summary

Mma Ramotswe reads the report written by Mma Makutsi and complements her on doing a good job. They discuss the moral issues involved and what to tell Mr. Badule. Mma Ramotswe says that a detective has an ethical duty to tell the truth to a client. Then she thinks about is and how the welfare of the boy is at stake. They decide to tell Mr. Badule about the affair but will try to make him happy somehow.

Mma Ramotswe drives to the University looking for Mr. Oswald Ranta. It is her first time there and she is impressed. She talks to a secretary about Dr. Ranta and learns that he is a ladies man . She finds Dr. Ranta in his office and talks with him and decides that he is a man who needs constant reassurance.

Dr. Ranta says he knows nothing about the...

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