Too Late the Phalarope - Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28 Summary

A black woman dies of smallpox in the Maduna area, and fear of an outbreak mobilizes the police, doctors and nurses who work day and night to vaccinate all the people in the area, white and black. Pieter throws himself into the task, working tirelessly to see to it that the medicine is procured, then delivered and that those involved adhere to all the necessary places and times.

On the third night, he sits alone in his office, weary, thinking of his own 'sickness' and waiting for a call from Pretoria. The captain calls him by his name and puts his hand on his shoulder, things he has never before done. Pieter is moved and he wishes to confide in the captain what he has done. The captain however, thinking he is doing Pieter a favor by sending him home to rest, says that if it does...

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