The Tiger's Wife - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Téa Obreht
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Chapter 5 Summary

"The Orphanage"

Natalia helps Barba Ivan set out to see for his daily fishing expedition. Meanwhile, he offers the opinion that the body the diggers are looking for is probably long gone, scavenged by dogs or washed out in a flood. When Natalia returns to the house, she discovers that Zora has already had a couple of confrontational phone calls with lawyers about the lawsuit. They take their supplies to the monastery, where they are met by Fra Antun, young-looking, smiling and friendly.

As she and Natalia prepare to give the injections, Zora gives in to an impulse to hand out the candy they brought with them, candy they had previously agreed would be used to calm children nervous about being injected. While the children eat, Natalia looks at some of their paintings, many of which are of Barba Ivan's dog. One, though, is a little different...

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