The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Sunday, The Ladies of Hong Kong, The Message Summary & Analysis

Jean-Dominique Bauby
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Sunday, The Ladies of Hong Kong, The Message Summary and Analysis

Jean dreads Sundays when he gets no visitors. It is August and Jean cannot believe time is still moving swiftly in the outside world. He imagines the summer holidays of his friends and their families as they sail, paint, and enjoy picnic lunches. Jean has traveled extensively, and the memories of these trips allow him to escape the walls of his room. Jean thinks about his colleagues wandering the streets of Hong Kong. He imagines them going into the Felix Bar, where Jean's picture graces the back of one of the chairs. Jean implores his readers not to divulge his fate to the barman for fear that the superstitions of the Chinese would keep the mini-skirted women from sitting on him any more.

Time is moving on...

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