The Sheltering Sky - Book 2, The Earth's Sharp Edge: Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, The Earth's Sharp Edge: Chapter 22 Summary

In Chapter 22, Kit and Port have arrived at Sba, and the officious Captain Broussard is taking down Port's information to admit him to the military hospital. He has typhoid and peritonitis. Broussard says nothing can be done but wait and give Port a pill every two hours to relieve his fever. Port, reeling and semi-unconscious, is on the only cot in the hospital, and Broussard has sent for an old mattress from his house. He advises Kit that Zina, the cook, should regularly bring in soup for Port. After the captain leaves, Kit tries to speak with Port, with no response. She reads a few pages of a French novel. Port wakes momentarily as the mattress is brought in, and he is moved onto it. Kit lies on the floor next to the...

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