The Conservationist - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Izak stops by the Indians' store. The son Jalal is painting the windmill. He also paints their water tank, but he won't say what he is doing. Izak knows the symbol on the water tank because he's seen it on shirts and cars. Jalal's father is annoyed that he has painted a peace sign out in the open for all to see. They argue.

Terry calls from New York to say happy New Year. Then Mehring's ex-wife gets on the line and announces that Terry will be staying with her and not returning to Africa for his mandatory military service. Mehring is furious that Terry doesn't have the nerve to tell him in person. Beyond this, there is the point that he won't be seeing his son again unless he leaves the country to visit him.

Mehring watches Jacobus and Solomon planting small...

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