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This Earth of Mankind - Chapters 8-10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 8-10 Summary

In Chapter Eight, Minke decides to return to Surabaya, but must first return to the de la Croix household to say goodbye. He leaves on friendly terms with the family, and they promise to write letters to one another.

On the train ride back, Minke notices a Chinese man, whom he mentally names Fatso. After he gets off the train, the Chinese man appears to follow him. Darsam and Annelies meet him at the station, but Darsam takes a detour and tells Minke that Robert Mellema ordered him to kill Minke. Darsam, of course, only takes orders from Nyai and Annelies, and as such has sworn to protect Minke. Darsam tells Minke they must not let Annelies and Nyai know of Robert's intentions. Darsam insists on Minke returning to his boarding house to live temporarily while Darsam sorts out things. Annelies is confused on why...

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