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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Book 3 Chapter 3: What Happened in the Night (Pgs. 357-361) Summary & Analysis

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The narrator in this chapter is a neutral figure, not necessarily one of the characters featured in the novel. On a full moon night, he sees two dark figures from his window. All of a sudden, the shorter of the two men, who resembles the boy's father, climbs up into a pine tree. The tall man digs a hole at the base of the tree and buries a canvas bag before walking away.

The narrator in this chapter is completely neutral and is not introduced by name to the reader at all. It is possible that the boy in this dream is Toru Okada and that the small man who climbs the tree represents his father. The reader is left to decide just who the boy is. If one assumes the boy is Toru, however, then the presence of the wind-up bird is completely understandable. Also, if the man who...

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