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Waiting - Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary

Returning to Muji, Manna finds her thoughts increasingly returning to Lin, to the point of obsession. Manna wonders about his personal life and like Lin, remembers and thinks of his hands on her feet, which fills her heart with emotion. She hears his wife has given birth to a baby girl, which upsets her, and then one day while taking a walk she sees Lin and another nurse strolling, talking, and skipping stones on a pond together.

Although the scene is completely innocent, Manna finds herself wracked with jealousy and decides she cannot let another girl take Lin away from her. She begins to make plans to become closer to Lin.

Part 1, Chapter 4 Analysis

Like Lin, Manna's feelings have undergone a sea of change. Almost without noticing when and how it happens, she begins to feel a special connection to Lin and a proprietary interest...

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