The Sheltering Sky - Book 3, The Sky: Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, The Sky: Chapter 27 Summary

In Chapter 26, Kit is still in the room in Belqassim's large house. He visits her every day in the late afternoon to make love. She is fed by an old servant woman four times a day. Belqassim has four wives, she discovers — three living in the same house. Everyone in the house believes that Kit is a young man what Belqassim rescued on this last caravan. Kit realizes that his other three wives must be growing jealous of the new visitor who is taking up so much of their husband's time and possibly engaging in intimacies with him.

One day, the three wives send a young slave boy, Othman, to talk to Kit. He performs acrobatic tricks and sits next to her on the bed. His hand grazes her breast and he retreats from the room...

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