Waiting - Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary

After much begging, Lin finally shows Manna a photograph of his wife. Manna makes fun of how old Shuyu looks, and of her bound feet. Although she is saying what Lin thought from the beginning, it makes him angry to hear it from her. Manna is relieved, feeling sure now that Lin's wife is unsuitable for him, and finally tells her friend, Haiyan Niu, about seeing the picture. Haiyan suggests that Manna go to bed with Lin, to cement her claim on him. Manna protests, but does begin to think about it.

Haiyan gives her the key to an apartment that will be empty over the weekend, and Manna asks Lin to meet her there. Lin is shocked and disapproving. He tells Manna a secret tryst is too great a risk to take, and that she should return the key immediately. Manna does so, but...

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