The Inheritance of Loss - Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 Summary

Sai's grandfather looks and smells old. The judge tells Sai he will provide a tutor for her because she is too refined for the government school. When Sai is in bed, she can hear the termites eating the house. The judge tries to read but is distracted by thoughts about the trunk the thieves took. He thinks over the history of the trunk, when he left home as a young man to attend school in Cambridge, leaving behind a fourteen-year-old wife, whose face he couldn't even remember. The judge tries to shake off the memory of his father at the docks as he boarded the ship. In England, he finds a room to rent and registers at Fitzwilliam college. His days are filled with studying and loneliness and becomes obsessed with bathing off his "Indian smell." The judge shakes...

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