Pages 144-153 Summary

A few weeks after the food-poisoning incident at her restaurant, Sita married the former health inspector, Louis. They have lived together comfortably for the past two months in the grand house Sita’s ex-husband built. One morning, she discovers her cousin Karl Adare sleeping in her wet shrubbery and clutching a Bible.

Karl looks shabby and “well-trampled by the adventures of life.” Despite that, Sita is interested and chooses to see his appearance in her yard as a compliment. She invites him to join her and Louis for lunch, though she fears he may only be hoping she will be an easy sale. She introduces Karl to her husband and then grows coy, hoping Karl thinks she is still pretty but knowing she is “acting...

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