Under the Volcano - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

As the consul staggers into the house, he describes the disarray of the house and household staff to Yvonne. Most of the help that Yvonne remembers no longer works for the consul, due to his declining estate. Yvonne meets the maid, one of the few remaining members of the household staff, when she brings the consul a straight whiskey with his breakfast.

At home, the consul hears voices and defends his drinking habits, as if Yvonne were critiquing them. He reflects on how much he missed Yvonne after she left, but the voices insist that she won't mind his drinking. When the consul finally pulls his mind back to reality, he thinks to ask Yvonne how long she will be in town.

The consul remembers his long history with Yvonne, who was born in Hawaii. He remarks on her looks, and says that she looks like she...

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