Too Late the Phalarope - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Pieter goes to the location in Venterspan in search of Stephanie. Here, he encounters Esther, the old woman whom Stephanie lives with and cares for. Stephanie has a court appearance in two days, though she is no longer in the town. Esther tells him to find Stephanie's child for in doing so, Pieter would find her.

While walking back to the police station, he visits Matthew Kaplan, a friend, and the Jewish owner of the Southern Transvaal Trading store. His brother, Abraham Kaplan, runs the Royal Hotel. The two men share a mutual interest in stamps and Kaplan, or Kappie as he is called, shows Pieter a set of four 'Cape triangulars' for which he paid thirty-two pounds; an obscenely large sum. He offers Pieter a pair of stamps, one English and one Afrikaans, as a present but Pieter insists on paying for them. Kaplan, not wishing...

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