The Names - The Mountain, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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The Mountain, Chapter 8 Summary

At the beginning of the chapter, James and Tap are driving south toward the Mani on Christmas Day. They silently watch the landscape change from European to Turkish. At one point, a massive storm sets in, and the two have to pull over and wait it out. They are now in an area of stone roads and small villages. They find a decent-sized town, and James goes into a small tavern to ask about local hotels. Speaking almost no Greek - and entirely lost in the local dialect - he leaves with no new information. As they drive out of town, James has the feeling they are being watched. Tap asks who he is named after. James explains that his name - Thomas Arthur - comes from Kathryn's father Thomas Arthur Pattison (who they called "Tap"). They drive along the southern coast, half-heartedly...

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