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Waiting Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, Chapter 9 Summary

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Part 3, Chapter 9 Summary

Lin and Manna settle in to taking care of their new babies, but Manna is not doing well. She is very weak, suffers from heartburn, and has difficulty breathing. She has another cardiogram, and this time, it indicates the presence of a condition beyond a simple heart murmur. Lin is shocked and keeps the news from her for awhile. When he finally tells her, she seems unconcerned for herself, but makes him swear he will take care of their babies and never abandon them if she dies.

The new parents name the twins River and Lake, over Lin's protestations that the names are too common, but Manna says boys will be easier to raise with common names, and that the element of water represents life and an enduring flexibility. Visitors come, bringing nourishing food for Manna, and congratulating Lin on his extraordinary good fortune. Since...

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