When We Were Orphans - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

Chapter 16 is the beginning of Part 6 and takes place in the Cathay Hotel, Shanghai, on October 20th of 1937.Christopher seeks out Inspector Kung and finds him at the Inn of Morning Happiness; an establishment with rooms that are more like stalls. It appears that Morgan's description of him is accurate. Inspector Kung is a disheveled old man now, living in a wretched place. Christopher introduces himself as a longtime fan and the Inspector is pleased.

Christopher asks him about the Wu Cheng Lou Shooting Incident. He reminds him of a suspect who ended up to be completely unrelated to this incident, but who confessed to being a part of a kidnapping gang. Inspector Kung remembers that they checked out all the houses this suspect had mentioned, except one. The last one, they couldn't get into. Christopher explains that he thinks his parents are in that remaining house...

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