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The Innocent - Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7 and 8 Summary

Chapter 7 describes how Marnham takes four weeks to unpack and refit all the tape recorders, how the cafeteria at the facility became more and more crowded, and how the workers became less and less discreet with their conversations. Shortly after his assignment is finished, Marnham is approached by a British superior, MacNamee, who tells Marnham his security clearance is going up to Level Four and reveals that the tunnel is being constructed to tap into Russian and German telegraph lines so that coded communications between the two allies can be intercepted. Research by a man named Nelson, MacNamee continues, has discovered that when a message is electronically coded, a faint trace of the original message remains embedded into it. But the Americans, according to the bitter MacNamee, are keeping the details about how Nelson's technique works. Marnham, as someone fairly low...

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