Tropic of Cancer - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Now living with an Eastern Indian named Nanantatee, Henry does small jobs around the apartment. Nanantatee is very exacting on how he wants Henry to do the chores assigned to him, and this bothers Henry. Another characteristic of his host that he finds bothersome is Nanantatee's stretching of the truth. Nanantatee's arm had been crippled in a taxi accident, and the settlement allows him to buy things like an English typewriter. However, he spends very little on food.

Henry's friend Anatole comes by to visit, which prompts Nanantatee to insincerely request Russian and mandolin lessons. This is an annoying habit of the Indian, along with other mannerisms that Henry finds more than distracting. Henry writes about one of Nanantatee's friends, Kepi, and his insatiable appetite for women. Kepi has a way of manipulating people into buying him cheroot cigars. Henry examines photos of Nanantatee's family that cover...

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