The Gift of Rain - Book 2, Chapters 16 - 19 Summary & Analysis

Tan Twan Eng
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On the day of Philip’s execution, a crowd gathered outside Fort Cornwallis. Despite Philip’s requests, his father was there. Endo-san approached and informed him that Philip’s father would be the one to die, not him. Noel Hutton had exchanged his life for his son’s. Philip would be put under house arrest, and Endo-san performed the execution himself. After that moment the narrative returns to Philip as an old man again. After hearing that part of the story, Michiko apologized for having brought the sword that executed Philip's father. Michiko, as promised, then showed Philip to the spot where his father had hidden his keris blades. They were buried in a metal trunk underneath the frangipani tree Philip’s mother had planted. They were nearly untouched aside from a light coating of rust.

The narrative quickly returns to wartime...

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