When We Were Orphans - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

Christopher has known that Yellow Snake is Uncle Phillip. Uncle Phillip tells him the truth about the fate of his parents. As it turns out, his father was not kidnapped at all, but had run away with his mistress and died of typhoid fever in Singapore a few years later. His mother was kidnapped by the war lord Wang Ku, to be his concubine. The war lord is the roundfaced Chinese man whom Christopher had earlier intuited to be deeply involved with his parents' kidnapping.

Uncle Phillip had assisted in the kidnapping by making a deal where he would arrange for Christopher's mother to be alone if Christopher could be spared from witnessing the scene or being taken along. An agreement was also made for Christopher to be financially taken care of. When Uncle Phillip saw her seven years later, her only concern was that this agreement...

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