The Gift of Rain - Book 1, Chapters 5 - 6 Summary & Analysis

Tan Twan Eng
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Chapter 5 continues with Philip showing Endo-san around the island of Penang. Philip made an extra effort to avoid temples, stopping one day at St. George’s church “drawn by the voices of the choir in practice” (54). They left the church, and the discussion turned to violence. Endo-san asked Philip to promise to only use violence as a last resort.

Days later Philip took Endo-san down through the quay and the godowns, exploring the waterfront. After that he showed Endo up to Penang Hill, the highest point on the island. They climbed the hill and made it to Philip’s father’s second mansion, Istana Kechil, which means the Small Palace. Endo-san took pictures from the view the garden offered, and they stayed the night there. At dinner Philip discussed his family with Endo-san. The next day they meditated on a cliff. After...

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