The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

Alexander McCall Smith
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Chapters 5 and 6 Summary

Chapter 5 "What You Need to Open a Detective Agency" Narration describes how Precious (now referred to as Mma Ramotswe) started her agency. She talks with a patronizing lawyer who handled her father's will (in which she makes him realize that "a woman sees more than a man sees"), and her purchase of both a house and a derelict business to use as her office. She also hires a secretary, Mma Grace Makutsi, a widow recently graduated with excellent grades from business college. The first day of being open for business, Mma Ramotswe is convinced that the whole idea is a failure, and at one point goes out to buy some perfume. Shortly after she leaves, however, Mma Makutsi runs after her with news of a client - Mma Malatsi, who wants the agency to find her missing husband. At first convinced...

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