The Gift of Rain - Book 1, Chapters 9 - 10 Summary & Analysis

Tan Twan Eng
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In Book 1, Chapter 9 Philip and Endo-san arrived in Kuala Lumpur. There, they dropped off the prisoner at the Japanese embassy and met the ambassador, Saotome-san, over dinner. At this meeting Philip felt intimidated. The ambassador offered him a position as an interpreter, which Philip neither accepted nor declined. A Chinese woman was brought in and de-robed in front of the ambassador at his request, showing Philip a bit more about this man’s character. They spent only a few days longer there, long enough for Philip to mull over his thoughts of kinship with the Japanese people.

They took a rail home, and on the way Philip called his Aunt Mei to tell her that he would indeed visit his grandfather at her request. Philip found out that Endo-san had met his grandfather before. The train stopped, Endo and Philip said their...

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