The Gift of Rain - Book 1, Chapters 17 - 18 Summary & Analysis

Tan Twan Eng
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Chapter 17 sees Philip spending most of his time with Kon, the two of them growing in friendship. One day, Kon showed Philip his new car and they went for a drive around the island. They ended up on some distant beach where Kon confirmed the rumors about his father to Philip. Kon’s father was the dragon head of the Red Banner Society, a society of triad gangsters. Kon showed Philip one of their signs if he ever needed help from them. The two of them left the beach to go have dinner in Georgetown. After dinner they helped a drunk Englishman named Martin Edgecumbe back to his hotel. The Englishman, after learning that they speak many different languages including Japanese, offered them a position in Force 136, an organized resistance force designed to combat the Japanese should they invade. Edgecumbe sobered up...

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