Part 12, Chapters 1-6 Summary
The unnamed man and woman reappear. The woman is waiting at a train station. When the man alights from the train, she kisses him but only lightly. She is fearful of someone seeing them. Then they shake hands, as if to denote only a casual relationship. The woman feels nervous around him, as she might around a stranger. It has been a long time since they were last together.
He tells her that his journey back to her was very difficult. She responds by telling him she would have sent him money if she had known where he was. This does not matter, the man insists. He had no permanent address because he was always moving. They go to a cheap hotel to get a room. Once inside, she tells him that she read his story about the...
(The entire section is 530 words.)