The Bookseller of Kabul - The Carpenter, pg. 214-244 Summary & Analysis

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The Carpenter, pg. 214-244 Summary and Analysis

Mansur runs to his father's store to tell him that the carpenter tried to steal two hundred postcards. Sultan has known the carpenter, Jalaluddin, since they lived in the village. Sultan hires the man to make shelves so he can display books as they do in Western bookshops. The postcards are an important source of income for the bookseller and is about two weeks wages for the carpenter. Sultan, taking Rasul with him, drives to the village to talk to the carpenter.

They pick up Jalaluddin and are driving him to the police. He says he only wanted to show the postcards to his children. He begs not to be put in jail and says he will pay for the cards the carpenter talks about how poor he is as they drive to the house...

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